Half of all Irish consumers would stop buying from a shop that had their bank details lost or stolen in a cyber attack, according to a new survey.

A study by Deloitte found that six out of ten respondents would only make an online purchase if they felt confident that their data was secure – while three quarters would like to see businesses held responsible for the user data involved in a transaction.

Just over half of consumers actively control their privacy settings online, while only 42% said they understood how to control the level of information available about them.

According to the Deloitte Consumer Review – Navigating Cyber Risks, less than a third of respondents felt their mobile device was as secure as their laptop – but more than half of respondents said they felt comfortable checking their bank balance via mobile.

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