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95% of OTT Subs Unwilling To Let Advertisers Near Their Data 06 August 2015

KPMG Media Tracker


95% of consumers using catch up OTT video services are unwilling to allow media companies to share their personal data with a third party, according to the findings of the KPMG Media Tracker.

The survey of 1,500 households revealed younger consumers to be particularly concerned about data privacy, with 97% of 18 to 24 year olds refusing to allow their details to be passed on, regardless of the benefits offered in return.

This trend jars with demands from advertisers, who want increasing access to customer data as they try to refine their campaigns and hone in on their intended market.

“This questions the assumption that the younger generation is comfortable sharing their data if there are benefits offered in return,” comments David Elms, Head of Media at KPMG. “Generation Z places a high price on privacy, and while some personalisation may be welcome to improve their viewing experience, they are not prepared to readily offer up their data.”

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