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Survey Respondents: Online Details Not Protected

DATA PROTECTION—UK

October 21, 2011

The Press Association reports on a survey of more than 1,200 UK residents by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that has found approximately 75 percent do not believe online companies are keeping their personal information secure. Additionally, more than two-thirds of the survey's respondents indicated they believe current UK laws "fail to provide sufficient protection of personal information, and three in five feel they have lost control over the way their information is collected and processed," the report states. Information Commissioner Christopher Graham noted, "Companies need to consider the damage that can be done to a brand's reputation when data is not handled properly."
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