06/21/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
U.S. – A recent study suggests social media users may not be taking needed measures to protect their personal information. As reported by WebProNews, the Poneman Institute study, sponsored by Experian’s ProtectMyID.com, showed that more than half of survey respondents weren’t taking identity theft prevention steps when using social networks, despite an overwhelming majority expressing concerns about the issue.
Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “The study results are extremely telling, especially about measures that users take, or fail to take, in order to protect their identity while using social networks… I was surprised that those who had experienced identity theft in the past weren’t taking stronger measures to protect their identity. No matter who you are, if you want to increase social networking safety, you must take the necessary steps to protect your information.”
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