67% of Web users did not register at Web sites when privacy policies were unclear

44 mln Americans could have been victims of ID theft, a survey by Deloitte & Touche LLP and the Center for Social and Legal Research says. 87% of respondents said they’ve read or heard about consumer data being stolen or disclosed in error. 64% of respondents have decided against making a purchase because they weren’t sure how their personal information would be used, and 67% decided not to register at a Web site or shop online because the privacy policy was unclear. 70% of respondents agree that consumers have lost all control over how personal information is collected and used, and 59% said existing laws and company practices fail to provide a reasonable level of protection.