Consumers punish firms over data security breaches

Tuesday, 15 November 2005, 5:21 PM EST

One in five US consumers quizzed by Ponemon Institute said they immediately terminated their accounts with vendors that lost their information. An additional 40 per cent polled by the organisation's National Survey on Data Security Breach Notification considered taking their business elsewhere after receiving notifications of information mishandling.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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