Web users wary on privacy, not security

Friday, 25 April 2003, 12:19 AM EST

Web users are overcoming fears of sending credit card details over the internet, but are increasingly worried about the privacy of personal information, according to research.

A survey conducted by internet polling company YouGov on behalf of consultant KPMG shows that one in four internet users worry about what is happening to their personal information after it has reached its destination.

"I think most users now accept that data is secure in transit and are quite content when they go to a new site," said James McKeogh, senior security consultant at KPMG.

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