Despite U.S. state and international laws aimed at reducing the amount of consumer data companies can store, a new survey by research firm NewtonX finds that only 42% of organizations have formal strategies in place to deal with data scraping of private user information.
Using surveys from more than 1,300 data privacy experts from the U.S. and Europe, NewtonX found that while 89% of respondents said their companies have scraped user data, the majority (58%) do not have strategies in place to deal specifically with data scraping.
Here are some other key findings of the whitepaper, which also provides recommendations for data extraction prevention:
- 87% of respondents said preventing scraping of user data is important or very important relative to other security issues.
- 89% of respondents said their organizations have scraped user data.
- 70% of organizations have incident plans in place related to data scraping, but only 42% have strategies dedicated to handling or preventing data scraping.
NewtonX’s survey was sponsored by Meta, the parent company of Facebook.