Consumers don’t trust their current Internet-connected devices

Research commissioned by BlackBerry found that 80% of the 4,010 adult respondents in the UK, US and Canada don’t trust their current Internet-connected devices to secure their data and protect their privacy.

In the future 84% respondents said they would be more likely to choose a product or do business with a company that has a strong reputation for data security and privacy.

More than half the respondents are prepared to pay more to know their data and privacy is protected in IoT devices and 67% said they would pay more for cars that used the highest safety and security software.

There was mixed reaction when it came to voice assistance in cars as only 25% of respondents said the voice assistance they trust most in their car, is Google, Siri came second with 19% and Alexa gaining support of 16% of the respondents.

There was great interest for a “seal” or “stamp of approval” on IoT devices as 82% of the respondents would like devices to designate a certain standard of security.