The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force last Friday and, with so much attention focused on how companies make use of personal data, a new global survey has found that most consumers take a pragmatic approach to the issue.
According to the Global Alliance of Data-Driven Marketing Associations (GDMA), at least half (51%) of consumers across ten global markets are what it describes as “data pragmatists”.
These are people who are happy to share their personal data with businesses on a case-by-case basis and as long as there are clear benefits for them in doing so.
However, their number varies across the markets surveyed, ranging from just 39% in the Netherlands and 40% in Germany to almost three-in-five in Spain (59%), the US (58%) and Singapore (57%).
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