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Germans would pay to protect their data - survey

Wednesday 4 November 2015 | 13:03 CET | News
51 percent of consumers in Germany are willing to pay for internet services such as social networks or email providers to protect their data, according to a recent study by TNS Emnid on behalf of German consumer protection association Vzbv. This is an increase from 35 percent two year ago. Of those willing to pay for maximum protection, 87 percent would pay up to EUR 5 per month or more. 26 percent would pay EUR 10, and 7 percent more than EUR 10. The study shows that social networks and messengers are the biggest data leeches; 84 percent of the respondents stated that the likes of Facebook

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook / Vzbv / WhatsApp
Countries: Germany
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