This stems from a survey carried out by consulting company KPMG International on 6,900 consumers from 24 countries across the globe between April and May 2016, the TASR newswire reported.
The respondents in most of the countries agreed that the control of their privacy is more important than potential advantages of sharing personal details.
The survey suggests that eight out of 10 consumers would disagree with the sale of personal details to third parties in exchange for swiftness, comfort, broader offer of products, home delivery and better prices when shopping online.
“The understanding of exchange value between the access to personal details and trust has never been more important than today,” Peter Borák of KPMG branch in Slovakia said, as quoted by TASR.
More than half of the respondents claimed they are willing to share the information about their gender, education or ethnicity. On the other hand, only 16 percent claimed they would share information about current locality, while 14 percent would share information about their address and 13 percent about their medical records.
Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of respondents do not feel good about their personal data being used by smartphone…
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