People will sell access to their fingerprints for just $7.56 a month

People will sell access to their fingerprints for just $7.56 a month 7 February 2020

How much are your fingerprints worth?

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We are increasingly aware that our personal data is a valuable commodity – but just how valuable? A survey has revealed that many of us will part with sensitive information for fairly small sums.

Scott Wallsten of the Technology Policy Institute, a Washington DC-based think tank, and Jeffrey Prince of Indiana University how much they would need to be paid in exchange for allowing ongoing access to their personal data.

While participants demanded the most money – an average $8.44 per month – to give access …

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