More than 60% of Russians agree to provide personal data to fight COVID-19

Thus, 66% of Russians consider it permissible for the state to collect information on contacts of citizens to identify

potentially infected with coronavirus, and 76% -the use by law enforcement agencies of a facial recognition algorithm to ensure security. This is stated in a joint study by the Russian Venture Company (RVC) and the Institute of National Projects, dedicated to the study of socio-cultural factors of Russia's innovative development.

At the same time, only 54% of respondents justify collectingpersonal data for the issuance of digital passes. And also 55% of the surveyed citizens said that the population should have a choice of what information to transfer to the state.

Moreover, only 30% of Russians believe that the data,collected by the state are protected. Young people between the ages of 18 and 22 are more likely to be convinced of this, and the most “distrustful” age group is people of 46–60. The more educated a person is, the less often he believes that his data is protected: this is the opinion of 43% of people with incomplete secondary education and 28% with higher education. Only 23% of people who have enough money for food believe that their data is protected, and among the richest, 41% already.

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