More than two years after the entry into force of the GDPR, the situation is still largely improved. consumers have not adopted the best reflexes regarding their own data, as a study carried out for OpenText reveals. This is particularly the case of the French. Thus, 86% of the French have no idea how many companies that use, store or access their personal data compared to 73% of Germans, 80% of Britons, 79% of Spaniards. In addition, 38% of French people have no knowledge of the legislation intended to protect their data, against 24% of German consumers, 16% of British and 28% of Spaniards.

While 33% of French people do not trusttimes to preserve the security or confidentiality of their personal data, the figure is much higher in other countries: 47% of Germans, 45% of British, 39% of Spaniards. It is true that 42% of the French have never asked the question, against 34% of the Germans and the British, and 33% of the Spaniards. And if a company guaranteeing the confidentiality of its personal data was a little more expensive than a less virtuous company, 17% of the French would be ready to pay more for their purchases compared to 41% of the Germans, 49% of the British and 36% of the Spanish.

Legal obligations in the form of wishful thinking?

How to protect your personal data? 60% of French consumers (compared to 73% of Britons) consider that they know about direct uses (e-mails, social networks, etc., in particular through settings). But 11% believe that preserving the privacy and security of their data is aare the responsibility of the application or the company that manages it. Pessimism is logically appropriate in the face of so many delays. Only 11% of French consumers believe that companies now respect their legal obligations compared to 13% in Germany and 17% in Spain. According to 19% of the French, against 26% of the Germans, 24% of the British and 18% of the Spaniards, this objective will never or even be achieved for a long time.