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People concerned about security, says CreditExpert

25 September 2007
A significant number of people do not trust organisations to keep their personal information safe, a new report has revealed.

Research by CanvasseOpinion on behalf of found that car dealers were least trusted companies, with 46 per cent of people surveyed saying they had concerns about the security of their personal details.

A further 32 per cent of respondents did not believe the government could reliably keep information secure, 27 per cent had similar concerns about retailers and 20 per cent had doubts about charities' ability to keep their details safe.

"It is clear that millions of people are worried about data security and want organisations large or small, and public or private, to take action," Jim Hodgkins, managing director of CreditExpert, said.

Banks were deemed to be the most trustworthy, with 71 per cent of respondents stating their confidence in the industry.

Capital One recently noted that 99 per cent of people surveyed said they were aware of the problem of identity theft, with 41 per cent admitting they were worried they could become victim to such crimes.

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