The global privacy landscape has changed dramatically in the beginning of this millennium. On the one hand, data is regarded as power and the new commodity or even currency, on the other hand, both data subjects and regulators have increasing demand of data privacy to avoid personal data violation.
Privacy and security of data make the news on a constant basis - the risks and the exposure to bad data security is a threat to brands and consumers. International laws are constantly updated or created to make sure privacy and data security cover the evolving needs of today's consumers.
Attending the recent Market Research in the Mobile World Conference in trendy and unseasonably warm Berlin, where the latest global innovations in mobile research and technology are shared and elaborated on, it became obvious why our presentation and following panel discussion regarding Consumer Mobile Privacy and Security Concerns was so timely. Two days of compelling results and demonstrations from cutting edge applications and research utilizing data collected both passively and actively from consumers’ computers, televisions, mobile devices, wearables, and eye-tracking technologies can leave a marketing researcher ecstatic over the boundless future possibilities for insight and learnings. The arrival of the smartphone in 2007 has positively accelerated the research opportunities available today by leveraging this personal hub of information to access a myriad of information.