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Reasons for low levels of trust in handling of personal data by companies UK 2020

When asked to name the main reasons for their lack of trust in the way companies and organizations handled consumers' personal information, 18 percent of responding adults in the United Kingdom (UK) cited concerns about their data being sold to third parties. 16 percent were worried about data hacking, while data leaks was the main area of concern for a further 13 percent.

Main reasons for low levels of trust in the handling of personal information by companies in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020

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Release date

August 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

25th June to 6th July 2020

Number of respondents

600 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Respondents: All adults with a low level of trust and confidence in companies and organisations storing and using personal information.

The question was phrased by the source as follow: "What is the main reason for the level of trust and confidence you have in companies and organisations storing and using your personal information?"

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