More than two-thirds (68%) of IT decision makers believe unauthorized users can access their networks yet 93% would trust their organization to store their personal data, according to this survey from digital security vendor Gemalto. Weird. Consumers have picked up on the vibe: just 52% trust organizations to manage their personal data. Click here for a slick interactive version of the report that can compare results by country.
Worries about data security are well founded: 52% of U.S. retailers experienced a data breach in the past year, according to the Thales Data Threat Report. The number more than doubled from 19% the previous year. Lots of details including comparison of U.S. retail breach rates to global rates. Guess who has more breaches?
Why should bad guys have all the data moving fun? Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft have plans for an open source data portability platform that will make it easy to share personal data between platforms. This would make it easier for people to switch providers although a cynic would also note it makes unauthorized sharing easy too.
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