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Poll: Do you believe your personal information online is secure?

Revelations in the US have started a privacy debate in recent days.

Image: Digital Footprint via Flickr/Creative Commons

REPORTS IN THE US over the past two days have revealed how the Obama administration has continued Bush-era surveillance tactics, including the monitoring of telephone records and accessing of data held on the servers of Google, Facebook, Apple and other tech giants.

The White House has defended the actions, claiming the information gathered is “critical” to the war on terrorism. Despite suggestions that American security could suffer because of the leaks, there has been some public outrage over the spy claims.

Although there is no evidence of similar privacy problems in Ireland, it raises questions about where online information can end up. Do you think about your digital footprint much? In today’s poll, we ask: Do you believe your personal information online is secure?

Poll Results:

No (1439)
I don't know (1215)
Yes (76)

Read: Google, Facebook, Skype, YouTube also tapped by US government

Related: Phone records ‘critical’ to war on terrorism, says White House>

More: Top secret: US government continues with Bush-era phone monitoring>

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