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Most Brazilians Believe Companies Don't Protect Their Personal Data


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Nearly more than half of all Brazilians say they, or someone they know, have been impacted by a data leak.

A Harris Poll survey found nearly all Brazilians feel companies are not adequately protecting their personal data.

Credit: ZDNet

Among the findings of a Harris Poll survey of 11,000 consumers in 11 countries was that nearly all Brazilians feel companies are not adequately protecting their personal data.

Half of Brazilian consumers surveyed said they realize companies always, or frequently, share their information with organizations they are unaware of, while 81% acknowledged having lost control of their data's use by companies.

The survey also found that 60% of Brazilians have been impacted by a data leak or know someone who has been the victim of one.

Brazil's General Personal Data Protection Act is slated to go live in August 2020, although a recent bill proposed a two-year delay in implementation in order to establish a governing body responsible for modifying the country’s data protection and privacy regulations.

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