Consumers Care About Security – Sometimes

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Consumer concern about cybersecurity and privacy is very real but not evenly distributed, a new report shows: while passwords and financial information are worrying for everyone, concern about other information varies widely depending on the individual’s age, gender, and national origin.

The RSA Data Privacy & Security Survey 2019 of more than 6,000 adults contains results that could be concerning for many modern organizations, including the revelation that less than half (48%) of consumers believe there are ethical ways companies can use their data, while 57% would blame the company above anyone else — even a hacker — in the event of a data incident.

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