Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented number of data breaches and a huge amount of personal information exposed. This has resulted in increasing fears over the security of our personal data and a lack of trust in companies to keep our data safe. It’s only right that we are concerned; our identity is precious, unique and valuable to us. With our personal information we can get access to new services, open a bank account, apply for credit and much more. But how likely is it that your data will be compromised or that you’ll end up a victim of identity theft or fraud? And is there really a need for people to reclaim control of their personal data? Take a look at the following statistics and decide for yourself…
It’s not just the online world where our personal data is exposed. According to GOV.UK, more than 270,000 passports are lost, stolen or damaged every year, and around 10,000 passports are lost while on a night out in a bar or club. Expensive night out indeed. Tweet
It’s not just passports we lose – 23% of 18-24 year olds lose an ID document at least once every two years. (Yoti Google Survey, 2016) Tweet
With so many people falling victim to identity related crimes, it’s unsurprising that people admit to giving false personal data in order protect their identity. Ofcom reported that 25% of internet users say they have given inaccurate or false details on some websites to protect their personal identity online. Tweet
It therefore comes as no surprise that 87% of people are worried, to some extent, about the security of their personal data online (YouGov, 2016). Tweet
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