Impact of personal technology on economic opportunity

When faced with a tradeoff between privacy and national security, developing world and developed world respondents are somewhat in sync, according to the Microsoft-World Economic Forum study. Sixty-one percent of those from developed countries believe they shouldn’t have to trade privacy for national security, while 49 percent of those in developing countries agreed. However, respondents from developing countries were more likely to say it makes sense to trade some privacy for national security, especially in India, where 80 percent of the respondents said so.

World Newsmedia Network has published Global Digital Media Trendbook each year since 2006. The 2014 trendbook contains 500 data sets and 230 pages of analysis about digital media usage and revenue patterns, including this data set. To download the GDMT free executive summary, go to
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