By: Luke Jones, Published on March 8, 2018 05:51 PM, Last Update on April 2, 2018 02:52 PM
Around four in 10 (39%) of surveyed Canadians say they are fearful of losing personal information from data breaches. The data is from the annual fraud survey, which was published this week and commission by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
The report shows 75% of the 1,000 Canadian participants in the study are concerned about organizations holding their personal data in the wake of high profile cyberattacks.
Other details of the survey show:
Doretta Thompson, director of corporate citizenship with CPA Canada, advised Canadian customers to only store data in trusted websites and companies using reputable payment methods.
“You are your own best gatekeeper when it comes to protecting your personal information,” she said in a press release. “Be extremely cautious about what information you share online. Fraudsters are always looking for personal data.”