The Pew Research Center reports that growing numbers of Americans report that they have experienced personal data loss.
Findings from a January 2014 survey show that:
- 18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013.
- 21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey.
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