"With 2017 recording an all-time high of over 1,500 data breaches, consumers are more aware of the threats associated with holiday shopping and the need for businesses to better protect their data," Paige Schaffer, president and chief operating officer of Generali Global Assistance's identity and digital protection services global unit, said in a press release. "With 2017 recording an all-time highof over 1,500 data breaches, consumers are more aware of thethreats associated with holiday shopping and the need forbusinesses to better protect their data," Paige Schaffer, presidentand chief operating officer of Generali Global Assistance'sidentity and digital protection services global unit, said in apress release. (Photo: iStock)

Seventy-one percent of Americans are concerned that theirfinancial and personal information could becompromised due to data breaches while shopping during thisholiday season, according to a consumer survey conducted byGenerali Global Assistance.

The second-year survey found that 91% of Americans plan to shop during the holidayseason. Their top three shopping options are:

  • Brick-and-mortar stores (65%),
  • Online via a laptop/desktop computer (59%),
  • and mobile devices (36%).

Regardless of the preferred shopping method, 33% of consumerssay businesses are not doing all they can to protect their personalinformation. Another 33% say they are unsure if businesses aredoing enough.

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