Internet users ignorant about data privacy

Wednesday, 20 July 2005, 10:57 AM EST

U.S. Internet users are dangerously ignorant about the type of data that Web site owners collect from them and how that data is used, making them vulnerable to fraud and misuse of their personal information, a new study finds.

For the study, titled "Open to Exploitation: American Shoppers Online and Offline," 1,500 adult U.S. Internet users were asked true-or-false questions about topics such as Web site privacy policies.

By Juan Carlos Perez at Computerworld.

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