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Consumer worries over security and privacy in the Internet of Things

New international research by Consumers International and the Internet Society shows 65% of consumers are concerned with the way connected devices collect data.

More than half (55%) do not trust their connected devices to protect their privacy and a similar proportion (53%) do not trust connected devices to handle their information responsibly. 

The results of the survey were announced at the Consumers International Summit 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.


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