Results from separate studies by Checkmarx and ExpressVPN reveal consumers won’t easily share their personal information with tracing apps due to concern for misuse.
Even though the two behemoths in the technology industry–Apple and Google–COVID-19.this week, Americans are extremely wary about opting in to tracing apps, even if they’re told the information would help in the development of a vaccine to fight
The VPN provider ExpressVPN and software security company Checkmarx queried 1,200 and 1,500 consumers, respectively, to find out what Americans think about digital contact-tracing systems having access to their health information. The studies were conducted in May. Results were not exactly the same, but certainly close enough to conclude that both studies came to similar conclusions.
ExpressVPN and Checkmarx each asked if they would opt in to a contact-tracing app, and 54% of ExpressVPN respondents and 52% of Checkmarx respondents said