Researchers at Queens University, funded by SSHRC, had the pollsters at Ipsos Reid carry out a rather comprehensive survey of residents of a range of countries on privacy issues. Questions covered a wide range, from privacy concerns, privacy attitudes and knowledge of privacy laws.
There has been a lot of reporting on the study since it came out yesterday:
- globeandmail.com: Big Brother's watching Canadians ... and they don't like it
- globeandmail.com: Anti-terrorism laws intrusive, Canadians say
- The Calgary Sun - Post-911 laws deemed intrusive
- CTV.ca Post-9/11 laws too intrusive for some Canadians
The coverage is interesting, but it's worthwhile taking a look at the presentation prepared by the researchers here.
What I found most interesting while perusing the presentation was how similar Canadian and American attitudes are reported to be.