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Global Opinions On Privacy, 2013 [CHART]

Chart - Global Opinions On Privacy

Americans and China hold opposite opinions about location, purchases and website visits. Where most Americans treat this information as private at a ratio of at least two to one, most Chinese treat them as barely private or not private at all.

India and China seem to have fewer privacy qualms than the West, while Brazil holds similar views. Indians, interestingly, ascribe little privacy to information about children.

The three large developing countries have very different perceptions about health and genetic information: opinions there are equally divided. But in the West, about five to one favor treating the data privately, according to a survey by the Boston Consulting Group. Read the rest at The Economist.