Data Security Breaches


Participant Information

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Today we are seeing an increased number of data security breaches as hackers become more sophisticated. We are interested in better understanding how people see these situations and what kind of information that people might expect to hear from organisations whose secure data is breached by hackers. 

You are one of a small number of participants recruited to share your opinions and your participation in this survey is voluntary; however, your participation is important to help us better understand attitudes and expectations for organisations experiencing these situations. Findings from this project will be used by the academic team for professional research presentation and publication.

This shouldn’t take more than 15 to 20 minutes of your time to complete and is best completed all at once. This survey is completely anonymous. We have no way of identifying you or connecting you to this questionnaire. The questionnaire will present a common scenario for data breaches and ask for your thoughts about it and then how an organisation might respond to determine if that kind of response is suitable. We will also ask for some demographic and general attitudes information because this helps us to better understand people's responses. 

The results of this project will only be reported in aggregate (no person’s response is singled out) and the information will be used by the project team to support an undergraduate final year dissertation and the results will be presented at international conference and published in peer-reviewed academic journals.

There are certainly no right or wrong answers and we’re only interested in your honest opinions. By responding to the questionnaire, you indicate that you consent to participation on these grounds. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please don’t hesitate to contact Milly Symons at or her supervisor Dr. Audra Diers-Lawson at This contact information will be repeated at the end of the survey.

1. I am willing to participate in this study. *