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Daily Dashboard | Poll: Americans do not trust tech companies, federal government with data protection Related reading: At hearing, US lawmakers consider anti-trust's role in privacy regulation

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A recent survey shows a majority of Americans lack confidence in the federal government and tech companies' data protection capabilities, The Wall Street Journal reports. The joint poll of 1,000 American adults by the WSJ and NBC News reveals skepticism regarding data safety with Amazon, Google and Facebook, as well as the U.S. government. At least 75% of those surveyed either have no trust or limited trust in any of the four entities. Facebook has the least credibility among respondents as it generated only 6% confidence. The poll also shows 54% of Americans seek more federal regulation and oversight of social media companies, and 90% said that sharing or selling access to a consumer’s personal information should require user permission. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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