Survey: Nearly 3 in 4 Americans Want More Government Oversight on Data Privacy

NextGov: More than three quarters of Americans are concerned or very concerned about data privacy and 73% believe there should be more government oversight on the subject at the federal, state and local levels, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The survey, which polled 1,000 adults ages 18-65 on behalf of data firm Privitar, found 73% of Americans seeking more governmental regulatory scrutiny on businesses that have access to their sensitive and personal data. The survey reflects public thinking that the responsibility for data privacy should fall to businesses and not customers, who often don’t have a full picture of what tools businesses use to secure their information and systems.

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