Americans Are Concerned About Privacy, Security, But Will Still Adopt It

A recent survey of Americans shows that while they are concerned about privacy and security of IoT devices, the concerns are not enough to hold them back from adopting technologies.

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As I wrote in my last blog post I have some concerns about the security and privacy aspects of some aspects of applications in the Internet of Things, and it seems I am not alone.

According to NXP Semiconductors, which announced this week the findings of an IoT study it had Harris Poll conduct, 81% of respondents are concerned about their privacy and that this concern impacts their decision to invest in a smart home device, connected workspace gadget or connected car;. 56% said these concerns have impacted their decisions either very much or to some extent.

However, despite the concerns, 69% of respondents believe these types of technologies would or does make their life easier.

What will it take to assuage the concerns of Americans? Time will tell. Now, it’s up to the technology suppliers to overcome the potential security and privacy issues. The ball is in their court.

What are your thoughts on this, Readers? Please chime in below with your comments.