The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK recently surveyed 1,200 people about their privacy. The survey found, not surprisingly, that 80% of people are concerned protecting their personal information online.
The survey also highlighted a growing mistrust of companies when it comes to information security practices. 96% are concerned that organizations do not keep their details secure and 60% believe they've lost control of the way their personal information is collected and processed. A high proportion of users stated concern (many with 'very concerned') over the the security of their information within the organization or possibly being sold outside the organization.
The ICO re-launched its personal information toolkit with some helpful tips for consumers to safeguard their personal information and how to spot identity theft.
Just a note: If you, like me, are on a Mac, you'll find that the ICO website doesn't work well on Firefox. You'll need to use Safari to browse specific links. ;)