A study of 2000 adult Internet users by security company BullGuard has revealed that nearly three quarters of those polled believe that data is at risk upon every online transaction that they make.
Other statistics include:
Identity fraud (71%)
Credit card detail theft (69%)
Stolen bank details (64%)
The biggest share is from a positive response to a question as to whether companies put profits over privacy, at 85%. Just 5% lower comes agreement that companies have generally been hacked, but covered it up.
Paul Lipman, BullGuard CEO said that customers "... want to be reassured and want to see quick and decisive action - but this is not the experience of many of those polled. It's really important companies accept their responsibilities in protecting customer data."Despite the recent introduction of GDPR in which customer data is supposed to be securely locked down by law, people are still clearly concerned about their personal data being stolen and compromised."