Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday May 15, 2016

Privacy Fears Deter Web Users From Online Shopping

I found this kind of interesting because there are plenty of huge breaches that come from brick-and-mortar retail.

When respondents were asked what concerned them the most about online privacy and security, 63% said identity theft. The respondents, who were allowed to give multiple answers, also cited credit card or banking fraud (45%), data collection by online services (23%), loss of control over personal data (22%) and data collection by the government (18%); 13% also said they were concerned about threats to personal safety. The data suggested 19% of US online households had been affected by an online security breach in the previous year. The NTIA said this represented about 19 million American households.

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