People care about their privacy, but not enough to quit buying gadgets that expose their personal data, says a new study on consumer habits. Consumers International and the Internet Society surveyed thousands of people across North America, Europe and Asia to better understand the relationship between consumers and'smart' devices -- a term they defined as'everyday device and products that can connect to the internet.' The study did not include phones and mobile apps, which present a vast and more complex array of privacy issues. What they found was that many respondents using products like Google Home or Amazon Echo, fitness wearables, gaming consoles and internet-connected home appliances shared concern over how those devices harvest and share their personal data. Consumers think that data collection of their smart devices is'creepy' according to a new study of consumers across the world.
May-15-2019, 11:32:42 GMT