Survey: Data security becoming political issue

Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 2:23 PM EST

Less than half of U.S. residents believe their personal information is safe when they shop online, and half avoid making online purchases because of security fears, according to a survey released Tuesday.

U.S. voters are also beginning to see cybersecurity as an issue they will judge political candidates on, the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA) said. Forty-six percent of the likely voters surveyed said they would have serious doubts about a candidate who does not support swift action to pass laws requiring customer notification after data breaches, and 71 percent of respondents said they want the U.S. Congress to pass a breach notification law, the CSIA said.

At InfoWorld.

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