The Wall Street Journal has a nice summary of a several recent surveys dealing with ‘risk and compliance’ issues.

Of particular note in regards to online security and privacy:

Fuhgeddaboudit!: More than 60% of Americans want some version of the “right to be forgotten” law .”

Sticky Password CTO Pavel Krcma talks about the practicality of such laws with IT security evaluations firm, Software Advice.

Uncaring Americans: Nearly three in four Americans surveyed by data security firm idRadar Inc. say they took no action to protect their privacy or to protect their credit cards from being used fraudulently.”

Little to say here but “what are all these people thinking?” In addition to data about credit and debit card use by survey respondents in the wake of the huge Target and other breaches, the survey including the following question about how often respondents change their passwords. The vast majority of folks out there are changing only when a website prompts them to do so.

Please: it’s up to you to make sure your online sites and personal identity data are secure. The easiest and most secure way to do that is to use a password manager. I recommend using Sticky Password – but make sure that you are at least using some password manager.

 Survey-Change-Password-FreqGraphic courtesy of idradr.com.