Survey: World Worried About Data Collection, Sale - Survey

Broadcast & Cable

John Eggerton
May 26, 2016

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The vast majority of the global public is concerned about their online information being collected, bought and sold, but a minority say that concern translates to a change in online behavior.

That is according to a new Ipsos poll commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Interestingly, almost half (49%) said they were not aware that their data could be scraped and sold.

While 79% of respondents said they were concerned, 80% said that would not cause them to use the internet less often.

CIGI attributed the mixed message to "the absence of proper governance, regulatory frameworks and oversight." …

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