The privacy paradox

Date of publication: September 23, 2018

Catalogue: Congress 2018


We are being tracked. As a 2017 study of more than 8,000 consumers across eight countries commissioned by Here Technologies and carried out by BuzzBack revealed, this paradox is also evident in respect of one form of personal information: location data. The research, summarised by the authors in this paper, showed that while most consumers share their location data with at least one application or service provider, the majority feels stressed or vulnerable when doing so and less than a fifth trust that their data will be handled properly.

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