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Cape Town – An overwhelming percentage of people believe that their information is not private and want new rules about how companies and governments can use online data.

According to a global survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Cigi), 83% believe new rules are required to compel governments and companies to handle data more responsibly.

The poll, conducted by Ipsos, found that 85% believe that governments should co-operate to make the internet more safe and secure.

“Internet users are expressing a clear lack of trust in the current set of rules and, more importantly, in the actors that oversee the...

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