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Global citizens are more concerned about their privacy than they were a year ago, and few believing governments can be trusted to keep their personal information safe, according to a new independent study.

Canada-based thinktank the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) commissioned Ipsos to interview over 24,000 internet users across the globe on their attitudes to privacy and the like.

It found global trust in online services on the wane – 57% were more worried about their privacy than a year ago, while only 38% said they could trust that their activities in cyberspace were not being monitored.

Likewise, fewer than half (47%)...

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