Monday, October 09, 2006

One in five don't trust the net

David Smith Sunday in the The Observer reports that

People fear they are more likely to become victims of online crime than they are to be mugged or burgled, research shows. A survey at the start of Get Safe Online Week reveals that 21 per cent of people now believe they are at greater risk from e-crime - up from 17 per cent last year. This fear of online crime is deterring the public from using the internet for everyday activities, the survey on found, with early a quarter of respondents too concerned about e-crime to bank online.

This is an issue for PR. We depend on people finding a reasonable comfort zone using Social Media.