Research shows pandemic increases online privacy concerns

14/01/2022 | Brookings

Research by Brookings found an increase in online traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, and advances in data analytics have enhanced consumer surveillance. Analysis of 1,000 websites in the US found third-party sharing increased with online use throughout the pandemic. “This significantly elevates privacy concerns about consumer welfare in the rapidly-digitizing world we live in today,” they said.

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