The 'mark' has been created by the Market Research Society in the hope of regaining consumer trust in brands.

The Market Research Society has launched the ‘Fair Data‘ badge to try to build public trust in personal data use. The badge will be placed on websites to help Internet users identify which sites are using their data in an ethical manner, in an effort to regain consumer trust in brands.

The Telegraph notes that the badge will only be available to companies that sign up to the new mark’s principles, which include gaining customers’ consent when collecting their data, allowing customers to access their own data, keeping it secure and confidential, and ensuring that staff treat it with respect.

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