WBT Data Protection
Data privacy survey: consumers concerned
“The take home message is that most people are concerned in principle about privacy, but that doesn’t stop them from sharing information if they think the benefits are worth it” writes Nokia Siemens Networks in their Privacy Survey 2009.
9200 respondents from 14 countries, aged 16 to 65 years, answered questions about their views and behaviors concerning data privacy. Three of the most interesting findings are:
- 82% think that data privacy is an important topic
- Over 75% are concerned about privacy violations
- 45% feel they do not have enough control over their personal data
Despite their concern, people are willing to share private data if they get something useful in return.
Real names, occupation, marital status or even email address are information that are not regarded as high sensitive by about half of the respondents or more. Although the 2010 study by Nokia Siemens Networks, carried out in five European countries among over 5000 people shows a significant increase in the awareness of this kind of data, the topic still needs to be more in question.
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