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Despite Breaches, Consumers Dish Out Data

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

May 2, 2011

Consumers continue to share their personal information with online retailers and social networks despite the frequency and size of breaches involving sensitive data, reports the Associated Press. Jim Dempsey of the Center for Democracy and Technology says that, as consumers, we are "schizophrenic" about technology in that, "We love it, we use it...we've woven it into our daily lives professionally, socially and personally. But we don't really trust it, and we get upset when our data is lost or stolen." According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, more than half a billion records have been exposed in the past six years, the report states.
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