Study: Most surfers want privacy

Most Internet users want a guarantee of privacy protections for their personal information and favor a requirement that mandates Internet companies seek their specific permission before disclosing that information to a third party. Those are the findings of a survey released Sunday by the Pew Internet & American Life project.

Most Internet users want a guarantee of privacy protections for their personal information and favor a requirement that mandates Internet companies seek their specific permission before disclosing that information to a third party. Those are the findings of a survey released Sunday by the Pew Internet & American Life project. However, a majority of those surveyed don’t know what steps to take to protect their information, the survey found. Story to follow. -- Brock Meeks, MSNBC

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