MEF’s third annual study and second Global Consumer Trust Report identifies a worrying trend that year on year consumers trust concerns continue to grow. The study found that trust is the number one barrier to the growth of mobile content and commerce with 30 per cent of mobile media users citing it as he single largest obstacle to purchasing goods and services via their mobile device, yet just nine per cent claim to have actually had a negative experience.
The study in association with AVG Technologies looks at three key areas of trust: Privacy, Security and Transparency. Carried out by On Device Research, it analyzes 10,000 mobile media users in 13 countries. The study is part of MEF’s annual Global Consumer Survey which digs deep into consumer trends and attitudes, providing insight and analysis on the wider mobile content and commerce industry.
The global report is part of MEF’s ongoing activities to champion and advance Consumer Trust in the mobile industry. This was formalised in 2012 through the creation of a member-led Global Privacy in Mobile Applications Initiative.