Commenting on the highlights, Gupta said: "Consumers weigh up whether there is a compelling enough reason for an organisation to capture information about them - balancing privacy and the benefit being offered. The findings reveal law enforcement, national security and serious medical conditions are considered acceptable justification, but others are not."
He suggested: "Government and commercial organisations need to take this into consideration and position their services accordingly if they want Malaysian consumers to take them up."
The Unisys Security Index is a global study that gauges the attitudes of consumers on a wide range of issues related to national, personal, financial and Internet security. The study polled 1,000 adults in Malaysia during April 2017. The 13 countries surveyed are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, UK and U.S.
For some other local security news, see:
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Global ransomware attacks prompt national 'WannaCry' alert from CyberSecurity Malaysia
Crash Override, Industroyer malware: CyberSecurity Malaysia calls for critical infrastructure checks
Combatting cyberattacks with a strategic mindset: Computerworld Malaysia 11th Security Summit
National cybersecurity agency honours Computerworld Malaysia for second year running, wins two awards
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