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Consumers Worry About Personal Data Privacy But Few Take Action

Eighty-one percent of consumers say they’ve become more concerned about how companies use their data, while 87% think companies should be more heavily regulated on personal data management, according to privacy survey from IBM’s Institute for Business Value.

But even though consumers are concerned with one story after another of companies losing or misusing personal data, apparently it’s not enough for them to take actions in response. Seventy-one percent said that they were willing to give up privacy to get access to what technology can offer. Only 45% have updated their privacy settings on products in response and 16% walked away from a company because of data misuse.

Source: Consumers Worry About Personal Data Privacy But Few Take Action: Study | Fortune

New Study Finds Millennials Concerned About Privacy, But Lax On Security

In a Rivetz-commissioned survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, Rivetz found that respondents were incredibly reliant on their smartphones: two-thirds of respondents were willing to allow a friend to borrow their car for 24 hours, but the same percentage were not willing to allow a friend to borrow their smartphone for the same amount of time.

More than 90 percent of respondents said they would find it important or extremely important to prevent someone from accessing the content on their smartphone if they lost it. However, despite fears of losing their smartphones, younger generations were found to be much less concerned about protecting their data than other generations.

Source: New Study Finds Millennials Concerned About Privacy, But Lax On Security

83% of consumers now aware of marketers tracking their locations

The majority of people (63 percent) are now much more aware that marketers are using their personal data as compared with a year ago, likely due to stepped up reporting about various data breaches and scandals. Beyond this, 83 percent of survey respondents said that they were aware that companies “actively track their location data.”

Consumers have a layered or somewhat nuanced view of location tracking. The audience breaks into three groups: those who’ve disabled location tracking (33 percent), those who have permanently enabled it (29 percent) and those in the middle (38 percent) who will sometimes enable it when prompted.

Source: 83% of consumers now aware of marketers tracking their locations – study – MarTech Today

Nearly half of UK small businesses believe a cyberattack could close their business

Every second small and medium-sized business in the UK could be forced to close if they were hit by a major cyberattack, a new study suggests.

The report, titled “Size Does Matter,” details the challenging climate for UK SMBs in a time of rapid political, economic and social change.

Full article: Nearly half of UK small businesses believe a cyberattack could close their business

Data security is a major issue in GDPR compliance

On Thursday, Cisco released its 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study which explored how the new privacy regulations have impacted the enterprise.

It shows only 59 percent of the enterprises believe they are meeting the EU’s regulatory requirements today.

Source: Data security is a major issue in GDPR compliance | ZDNet

UK trade sector risks GDPR fines over poor data disposal

UK businesses in the trade sector are risking GDPR fines for failing to wipe data from old IT equipment, a survey shows.

The finding is linked to the survey’s finding that 71% of all UK businesses in the trade sector do not have an official process or protocol for disposing of obsolete IT equipment.

Full article: UK trade sector risks GDPR fines over poor data disposal

Survey: Americans Warming to Use of Facial Recognition Tech

A growing number of Americans are OK with the facial recognition technology, especially if it increases public safety, according to a national survey released Monday.

The survey found only one in four Americans believe the federal government should strictly limit the use of facial biometrics technology. The survey also indicates Americans are more likely to support any apparent tradeoff to their own privacy caused by facial recognition technology if it benefits law enforcement, reduces shoplifting or speeds up airport security lines.

Full article: Survey: Americans Warming to Use of Facial Recognition Tech – Nextgov

Regulatory compliance will have a positive impact on European organisations

A recent survey reveals that while four in five data experts and IT professionals believe that the requirement to comply with stronger, more stringent data management regulations (like GDPR), will be a long-term benefit to their organisations, only one in five were fully confident in their business’ level of compliance with current data protection legislation.

Full article: Regulatory compliance will have a positive impact on European organisations, says poll

Small business still struggle with GDPR

Over half of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses are confused or unaware of the rules around GDPR, according to a recent poll.

The poll comes from a survey earlier this year from the National Cyber Security Programme that revealed nearly half of UK businesses experienced at least one cyber security breach or attack in 2017.

Full article: Small business still don’t have the right protection or know the rules around GDPR according to poll

Only 29% of EU organizations are GDPR compliant

Six months after the deadline, only 29% of EU-based organizations have fully implemented the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), leaving them susceptible to major penalties, according to a Thursday report from IT Governance.

Source: Only 29% of EU organizations are GDPR compliant – TechRepublic

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