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USPS Gets High Privacy Trust Score

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

July 1, 2010

A Ponemon survey of 9,000 U.S. adults found the U.S. Postal Service to be the most trusted government agency, with the Federal Trade Commission and Internal Revenue Service coming in second and third, reports Federal Computer Week. According to the study, overall privacy trust scores for the government are at 38 percent, down from 52 percent in 2005. Respondents revealed that their top governmental privacy concerns include "surveillance into personal life," "loss of civil liberties" and "monitoring of e-mails and Web."
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