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Pilgrim: Distrust Leads Customers To Falsify Personal Details

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

May 4, 2012

Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said at a Privacy Awareness Week forum that consumers are being asked for too many personal details for simple transactions online, compelling them to give incorrect information, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Pilgrim pointed to a recent study showing that 90 percent of Australians would like control over the use of their personal data online. According to Pilgrim, people are "finding ways to give incorrect information" online and "looking at doing that increasingly with other organisations," causing problems for those that rely on that data to be accurate.
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