Yesterday in Scott Charney’s RSA 2012 keynote, he made reference to a statistic stating that 92.5 percent of respondents believe cybercrime laws need updating. This was one of the many findings of the Trust in Computing research recently conducted by the Trustworthy Computing team.

The Microsoft “Trust in Computing” research was conducted in nine countries around the world; the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Russia, India and China. Questions were asked on the Internet, devices, security, privacy, reliability, Cybersecurity representing use, experiences and perceptions.

For more details, see the blog post and keep following as we release more data in the coming months.

As a small taster here are some interesting findings.

Security, Privacy and Reliability of online services?

  • 86.6 percent of respondents were concerned about the Security of online services they use
  • 86.7 percent of respondents were concerned about the Privacy of the online services they use
  • 80.5 percent of respondents were concerned about the Availability of online services they use

Where your data is stored and who has access to it? 

  • 59.1 percent of respondents are very concerned with where their data is located in the world.
  • 51.1 percent of respondents are concerned about their spouse or partner knowing their location information.
  • 71.5 percent of respondents are concerned about their Government having access to their location information

There are more findings in the Trust in Computing Research here.