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12/12/2017 | 10:10:32 AM
<Consumers are extremely wary of the personal data collected for both personal and public IoT implementations. But, despite all this, the study finds that IoT is so integrated into consumers' daily lives that many are unwilling to disconnect.>

This is true. But going forward, any company that does business with countries in the EU will have to be awre of GDPR and comply with the regulations about handling people's personal data. It doesn't mean that they can't upload the same data they have but that they have to inform people about what data is collected and how it is shared and used and allow them to opt out.
12/18/2017 | 8:39:31 AM
Re: paradox
While it's most likely true of most of us as noted that we're "extremely wary of the personal data collected for both personal and public IoT," it will be a challenge to find ways to overcome this natural tendency to worry and be suspicious as IoT takes over more and more devices around us daily. I wonder if statistics might alleviate some of that by pointing out the rarity  of harm in the overall scheme of their use.
12/18/2017 | 9:51:29 AM
Re: paradox
<I wonder if statistics might alleviate some of that by pointing out the rarity  of harm in the overall scheme of their use.> I'm not sure that would work @kq4ym. For example, we know that deaths from shark attacks are rarer than many other things (25 ennumerated here), but we still would not want to risk a shark attack. Likewise, there are greater dangers than being struck by lightning, but we would still be foolhardy to stand under a tree ina thunderstorm. 
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