The PEW Research Center report released late last year shows that Americans are concerned, confused and finds themselves with lack of control over their own data. This is important since what happens in the US will finally be manifested around the world. In worse shape in the developing world where still 2 billion illiterate and impoverished people live.
There are lots of data in the report and it is worth taking a deep look at if you value your freedom, considering you are living in some form of democracy. If you do not take control you are likely to loose it sooner than later. 62 % and 63% believe that it is impossible to go through daily life without having their data collected by companies or the government respectively. Majority feel their data is less secure and data collection poses more risks than benefits for us.
There is a lot more and the report is available as a free download. Its important enough to demand your attention.
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Americans and Privacy: Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information