October 17, 2000

Americans doubt government's ability to keep computer info private

Author: JT Smith

More than 80 percent of Americans doubt the U.S. governmentâs ability to maintain
computer security and privacy, according to a poll released
Monday as reported by Reuters. Eighty-one percent of Americans were either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" that government-held data about them may be
misused some day, according to the survey conducted for the
Information Technology Association of America, a
trade group. Another 72 percent said they would not feel
safe signing a contract over the Internet using a "secure
digital signature."


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