Survey Finds Majority of Americans Will Share Personal Data with Third Parties
Hikvision Provides Insights to Reduce Security Concerns, Vulnerabilities
The Security magazine article, “Majority of Americans Willing to Share Their Most Sensitive Personal Data,” covers research from a Center for Data Innovation study, which found that 58 percent of Americans will allow third parties to collect some sensitive personal data from them.
The study surveyed more than 3,000 adult Internet users based in the U.S.
From the article: “While many surveys measure public opinions on privacy, few ask consumers about their willingness to make tradeoffs, such as sharing certain personal information in exchange for services or benefits they want. In this survey, the Center asked respondents whether they would allow a mobile app to collect their biometrics or location data for purposes such as making it easier to sign into an account or getting free navigational help, and it asked whether they would allow medical researchers to collect sensitive data about their health if it would lead to medical cures for their families or others.”
Additional findings from the survey include the following results, based on “potential tradeoffs” not being part of the question:
- 70 percent of Americans said they would not allow a mobile app to collect their biometric data.
- 59 percent of respondents would now allow a mobile app to collect their location data.
- 61 percent would not allow medical researchers to collect sensitive data about their health.
To read more about the survey, click this link.
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