New Poll Reveals 7 in 10 People Want Governments to Regulate Big Tech Over Personal Data Fears

From Amnesty International:

Seven in ten people (73%) want governments to do more to regulate Big Tech, with a clear majority (71%) worried about how tech companies collect and use their personal data, a new Amnesty International poll conducted by YouGov reveals.

Nearly 10,000 people were polled on their attitudes to online privacy and Big Tech across nine countries:  Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Norway, South Africa and the USA.

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In the USA, where next year’s Presidential race is well underway, three in four (75%) Americans said it is a problem that tech companies create and sell access to detailed personal profiles. Six in ten (61%), of those who said it was a problem, were concerned people could be unfairly influenced by political advertising.

“Scandals like Cambridge Analytica’s illicit harvesting of millions of people’s personal data have seriously damaged public trust in tech companies,” said Tanya O’Carroll.

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Media Coverage: Privacy Concerns Pushing People to Change Online Behavior, Poll Shows(via Reuters)

See Also: Report From Amnesty International: “Facebook and Google’s Pervasive Surveillance Poses an Unprecedented Danger to Human Rights”

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