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Survey Says Canadians Question Online Safety

Online Privacy

January 29, 2010

Canadians responding to a recent survey are concerned about how their personal information is being accessed online, itbusiness.ca reports. The "RSA 2010 Global Online Consumer Security Survey" indicates that 97 percent of Canadians are aware of potential risks such as phishing, and that 76 percent of those responding are concerned about their information being accessed at banking sites. The responses also indicate that 71 percent have concerns about social networking sites, while 64 percent worry about their privacy when using government sites and 53 percent question the safety of their personal information when using healthcare portals. The majority of those responding asked for stronger security features at all sites.
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