Identity Theft Protection Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

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Industry growth will be stimulated by the increasing amounts of personal information shared over the internet and mobile devices, as well as the continued recovery of consumer income and business spending. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Identity Theft Protection Services industry in its growing industry report collection.

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As credit and debit cards use rises, more people seek ways to keep their identity to themselves.

The Identity Theft Protection Services industry has experienced slow growth over the past five years, including an expected revenue expansion in 2014. The industry remained relatively resilient in the face of the economic downturn, with revenue falling only slightly in 2009 despite significant drops in consumer and business income. Since then, the slowly recovering economy has helped the industry grow due to an increasing number of high profile data breaches, an increase in e-commerce and internet-based transactions, the use of social networks, and the introduction of m-commerce.

According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Sarah Kahn, “rising demand has mostly been the result of the proliferation of the internet into nearly all financial activities.” Most point-of-sale systems can quickly accept credit or debit cards for payment, which also makes them an easy target for identity fraud. In addition, the rise of internet banking has made it easy for a person's entire finances to come under threat as the result of compromised passwords. Finally, the use of mobile phones in both financial account management and, increasingly, financial transactions have created another target for identity thieves. Due to these factors, demand for identity protection has steadily increased over the past five years. A number of high-profile security breaches compromised the financial information of millions of consumers, which also bolstered industry demand, such as the breaches of Zappos, LinkedIn, and Target. These breaches demonstrate to consumers the need for identity protection services and, as a result, demand has increased.

Steady growth is expected to continue over the five years to 2019. This growth will be stimulated by the increasing amounts of personal information shared over the internet and mobile devices, as well as the continued recovery of consumer income and business spending, leading both to invest more in industry services. “Increased regulation poses a threat to long-term growth of the industry, as industry operators are frequently on the receiving end of complaints regarding misleading advertising and contract terms,” says Kahn. Regulatory intervention in this regard will likely lead to depressed revenue for industry operators.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Companies in the Identity Theft Protection Services industry primarily provide software and services aimed at reducing the risk of identity theft from online or electronic media. Firms frequently use monitoring software to track unauthorized use of credit and other personal information.

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Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service, and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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