Sunday, May 14, 2017

Consumers Less Confident About Healthcare, Data Privacy, and Car Safety, New Survey Finds; Consumer Reports, May 11, 2017

Consumer Reports; Consumers Less Confident About Healthcare, Data Privacy, and Car Safety, New Survey Finds

"Distrust About Data Privacy

There was even wider agreement from consumers across political party lines about their concern over digital privacy. An overwhelming majority—92 percent of Americans—say internet companies and websites should be required to get their permission before selling or sharing their data with other companies. And the same percentage believe internet companies and websites should be required to provide consumers with a complete list of the data they’ve collected about them, if asked.
A full-time worker from the western part of the country made clear the opposing forces at stake online: “Do we want to make money, or look out for the privacy of people?” said the man, 20, who identified himself as independent.
The survey was conducted a few days after Congress passed a resolution, which Trump signed, undoing the FCC’s new broadband privacy rules that would have limited the ability of internet service providers to profit from using consumers’ personal information."

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