Survey: User Privacy Concerns Up, Support Accountability
ONLINE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALANDMay 4, 2012
According to a new UMR survey, concerns among New Zealanders about online privacy are growing, and a majority of respondents think public- and private-sector organizations should be held accountable for breaches of the Privacy Act, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand. Commissioner Marie Shroff said, "The survey shows that people are increasingly conscious of privacy while they're engaging online, so there are some lessons in here particularly for the Internet corporate giants." Approximately 88 percent of the respondents also said they wanted businesses punished for compromising personal information, reports COMPUTERWORLD.