“Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.” - Marlon Brando, Actor
In a horrendous and bizarre incident involving online surveys, around 6 million accounts were hacked from CashCrate – a site that facilitates users to take online surveys and get paid in return. This breach allowed hackers to have access to accounts that were created as early as 2006. The hacked data included – email addresses, passwords, physical addresses and names of users.
2018 - June 27, the day Spanish online survey firm – Typeform, realized that there was a security breach causing the firm to lose private survey data for tens of thousands of its customers using their platform. Hackers gained access to everything from personal details to email addresses and other private information that has put many survey participants at risk. Reddit, in particular, suffered heavy damage as personal details of its large-scale users survey were exposed.
Scary isn’t it?
And quite unfair too. What with all the precious personal data thrown out in the open for anybody and everybody to access and misuse.
A survey conducted by the popular Harris Poll (2017) stated that ‘’Privacy’’ is the #1 priority for Americans with a whopping 82% of preferring a technology that protects their privacy. This begs the question –Are current survey tools safe enough? Sadly, they aren’t.
Where BlockSurvey comes into the picture?
Upon constant research and trials, we found that there are numerous problems with the current polls and surveys tools. So, what did we do? We decided to counter these problems with our unique, trial-tested and trusted survey solution. Hence, with the use of Blockchain technology - we came up with a methodology to conduct private,secure and anonymous surveys. BlockSurvey also focuses on making surveys interesting and kills the fatigue factor steering participants away from ‘another boring’ survey towards an interesting survey attempt / process.