UK residents see increase in scam and fraud calls, but trust in data security is unchanged
People in the UK are struggling to control the use of their personal information, despite being aware that protecting their personal data is important.
That’s according to an annual tracking survey (Information Rights Strategic Plan: Trust and Confidence) commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to gauge public opinion on the transfer and use of personal data to public and private sector organisations.
The research [pdf], based on a sample of 2,102 adult respondents, was carried out between 6th and 18th May 2021.
It found that the use of peoples’ personal information for scams or fraud is a major concern. Half of the respondents said they now receive more unwanted marketing calls than they did 12 months ago.
Less than a third of respondents (28 per cent) said they had high trust and confidence in organisations and firms storing and using their personal…