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

Consumer Reports’ second Consumer Voices Survey finds consumers’ confidence on healthcare, data privacy, and car safety has fallen since January when the new Administration took office.

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

The DPO role: A quick survey

The survey asked 10 questions, variously posed as Yes/No, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-box answers. The final two questions dealt with the respondent organization’s industry and their roles under the GDPR as either a data controller or processor. The industries that the organizations represented were broadly across the spectrum, including health, education, finance, IT, human resources, hospitality, transportation, and national and local government. The data protection roles undertaken by the organizations under the GDPR were as a data controller, data processor, or both.

Source: The DPO role: A quick survey

Data privacy doesn’t seem to be a concern for mobile users willing to swap it for convenience

People are full of contradictions, going through life saying one thing and then doing another. For example, people think they care a lot about data privacy, but they are often willing to use their data as currency.

Source: Data privacy doesn’t seem to be a concern for mobile users willing to swap it for convenience

Privacy-Related Worries Are Keeping Users From Using E-Commerce, Survey At UNCTAD Finds

A global survey on internet security and trust found users are worried about privacy, and in particularly wary of cybercriminals, internet companies, and governments. This lack of trust is hurting the potential of electronic commerce, the survey revealed.

Source: Privacy-Related Worries Are Keeping Users From Using E-Commerce, Survey At UNCTAD Finds

1.1 billion identities exposed in data breaches in 2016, says Symantec report

On April 26 Symantec released its Internet Security Threat Report. It states that in the last eight years, more than 7.1 billion identities have been exposed in data breaches globally, which is almost the equivalent of one for every person on the planet.

According to the report US had 1,023 breaches in 2016, topping the list of breaches by country. India, at the same time, had only eight breaches.

Report also reveals that the number of data breaches actually dropped in 2016 to 1,209, compared with 1,211 breaches in 2015.

Source: 1.1 billion identities exposed in data breaches in 2016, says Symantec report

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