W2O Releases Research on Consumer Attitudes Toward Privacy of Personal Health Data


W2O has announced findings from a research study on consumer attitudes toward data privacy, specifically personal health data.

The study, Consumer Attitudes on Health Care Data Uses and Privacy, was conducted in two waves – before and during the COVID-19 pandemic – to understand the overall perceptions of data privacy, gain insights into consumer awareness about data usage, and better understand consumers’ willingness to share health data.

The findings indicate that before people will be confident in sharing their health data, they need education and information about how their data will be used. Consumers want control over their health data, including a permission-based system to share data, and the ability to opt out at any time. According to the survey, 70% of participants said they believed that health data should either not be shared or shared only with their permission.

Full results of the research study and an infographic can be found here.

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