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75% of Teens Share Too Much Personal Data, a LifeLock Survey Finds

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Three out of four teens overshare personal information that can make them more vulnerable to online crime, according to the results of a survey released today by LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE: LOCK), an industry leader in identity theft protection.

The recent survey asked more than 700 teens ages 13 to 17 about their online and social networking habits and assessed their awareness of, and engagement in, potentially risky behavior.

Many teens share data that can leave them susceptible to identity theft and other dangers. Several types of personal information are being shared too often:

— 29% of those surveyed said they display their full date of birth online; 33% said they display part of their birth date, such as the month and year . Read more

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