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Study: Citizens Concerned About Data Collection

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

March 16, 2012

A nationwide survey of 1,100 people has found that more than 90 percent support regulations giving them control over companies' collection of their personal information online, PHYSORG reports. University of Queensland Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies Personal Information Project Chief Investigator Mark Andrejevic noted that Internet users "are increasingly being asked to consent to the collection of detailed, personal information in exchange for access to online services, but most of us have very little idea about what information is being collected and how it's being used, so we cannot provide informed consent." Respondents want requirements for notice, choice and the option to delete personal information, the report states.
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