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Survey: Web Users More Concerned About Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

March 28, 2011

High-profile breaches may be causing a shift in attitudes about the value of privacy online, Computerworld reports. That's according to a recent survey launched by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner on public- and private-sector organizations' experiences with cloud computing and overseas data transfers. Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff said people with more sensitivity to their privacy "may well be in the majority," in contrast with those willing to sacrifice privacy for online services. The office has received about 50 responses after extending the deadline to March 21 due to the Christchurch earthquake. The results are planned to be announced during Privacy Week beginning May 1.
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