As many as 72% of Brazilians are concerned about the growing rate of identity theft and bank fraud, according to the Unisys Security Index.
The report adds that those with lower incomes are more concerned about safety than those with higher purchasing power.
“Identity theft and bank fraud are the biggest concerns, which shows that consumers feel they have less control over their personal data than they would like,” said Mauricio Cataneo, Brazil’s Chief Executive Officer and Unisys VP of Finance for Latin America.
“Massive use of the digital environment for a wide range of transactions can also open doors for new types of fraud. As a result, organizations that somehow store or manage the data of Brazilian citizens must ensure that their solutions include advanced security to ensure the integrity of such data.”
Unisys says it collected responses from more than a 1,000 adults in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Cyber security is a matter of concern in Colombia and Mexico as well, but nobody is as concerned as Brazilians, according to the report.
The study also reveals that the levels of concern for the safety of Brazilians are higher among women and adults from 25 to 34 years.