The Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) and the Big Data Association presented the results of a survey on the attitudes of Russians to the collection, use and security of personal data.

New technologies and the development of services in digital environments result in an increase in the amount of citizens’ personal data transmitted when people get services and perform transactions. In that context, Russians often have to share their data both when they contact government and commercial organizations and when they use Internet services.

Most often Russians enter their data in order to get banking services (49%), give permission to determine their geolocation (46%), register on the websites of state institutions (45%), and also order home delivery and share information on social networks (38% each).

More than one third of Russians (37%) do not know why and how their personal data can be used. More than half (62%) are in one way or another aware of the purposes of using their data (72-76% among young people, 46-62% among the older generation).

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