A SURVEY by Taunton-based Data Encryption Systems (DES) has come up with the startling conclusion that only one in ten UK citizens trusts The Man with personal data.
And when Home Secretary Jacqui Smith claimed on Radio 4 that the National Identity Databases would be impossible to hack into because they would be online, you can pretty much understand why.
That and the fact that last year alone nearly 37 million people had their personal data compromised by government negligence.
The DES survey, which polled over a thousand adults online, also found that almost as many people trusted online retailers as the denizens of Whitehall. µ
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