Trusting the internet

One objection some people have to use of web-based technologies concerns security, and their lack of trust in the technologies to manage confidential or sensitive information. Yet, this uncertainty is slowly declining – the latest evidence comes from a survey of attitudes to online banking. The survey (reported by here) suggests more than a third of people in the UK (38 per cent) will be banking online in five years’ time (based on a sample of 2,115 people surveyed by the Future Foundation). This compares to only three per cent of respondents who were using internet banking in 1999, and 18 per cent this year.

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