Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Data leaks stunt e-commerce, survey suggests

MSNBC is reporting on a survey that suggests the recent publicity about privacy breaches is starting to affect consumer attitudes:

Data leaks stunt e-commerce, survey suggests - Consumer Security -

"Nearly half of all Americans avoid shopping on the Internet because they are worried their personal information will be stolen, according to a survey released Wednesday by an industry group. The survey also found nearly all Americans think identity theft and spyware are serious problems, but only 28 percent think the government is doing enough to address the issues. About 70 percent said new laws are necessary to protect consumer privacy...."

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