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Global smartphone users feelings on control over personal data 2019

According to a 2019 survey of smartphone users in selected markets, 38 percent of respondents felt that they did not have a choice in giving up their personal data despite when agreeing to terms and conditions when using apps and services. Additionally, only 12 percent of smartphone users felt that they were never asked for permission, even though they knew their personal data was being collected.

Attitudes towards control over personal data according to smartphone users worldwide in 2018 and 2019

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

Q4 2019

Number of respondents

6,500 respondents

Special properties

smartphone users

Supplementary notes

The following 10 countries were surveyed: Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, Spain, the UK, and the USA

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