Guardian Essential poll: one in two Australians want stronger privacy laws after Optus breach
Australians are very concerned about the risks of scammers gaining access to their personal information, and a majority of Guardian Essential poll respondents would support more restrictions on the amount of information companies can collect. The latest survey of 1,050 voters was taken after Optus confirmed a massive data breach in which the personal information of more than 10 million customers had been exposed – with at least 2.1 million having key identity documents stolen, such as their passport, Medicare or drivers’ licence numbers. But the new data suggests Australians are worried about their privacy online. People are also concerned about scammers sending fraudulent emails and text messages (78%).
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