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Surfers Concern – Privacy NOT Security

Posted: 24th Apr, 2003 By: MarkJ
Surprisingly a new survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of KPMG has found that Internet surfers now appear more concerned about personal online privacy than security:

one in four internet users worry about what is happening to their personal information after it has reached its destination.

"I think most users now accept that data is secure in transit and are quite content when they go to a new site," said James McKeogh, senior security consultant at KPMG. "The real problem now is that, once web retailers receive the data, what are they going to do with it?

It's not so much whether a user wants to send credit card details, but whether they want to send credit card details, name, age, address and inside leg measurement, when all they want to buy is a box of tissues.
"


Chances are the answer to that last question involves a big old SPAM list. More @ VNUNet.
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