Study shows Americans expect mobile phone data privacy

A study of 1,200 households from the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology reveals that the majority of Americans believe they should have a high level of privacy when it comes to the data on their mobile phones, as _Ars Technica_ points out. American’s expect more privacy, in fact, than they likely have. 46 percent, for example, believe that carriers should not store location information for any length of time at all, while 59 percent believe data on a phone is “about as private” as data on a personal computer — which isn’t necessarily the case depending on how a phone is loaded up.

There’s also a possible disconnect when it comes to providing contact list information to an app: 81 percent “probably” or “definitely” would not allow a…

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