The Ponemon Institute LLC released its rankings of the most trusted companies for privacy, and eBay once again found itself listed in the top 10. The year ending December 2012 marked the 7th year in a row that eBay was honored with this distinction. The Ponemon Institute contacted thousands of consumers to name the companies that are the most committed to protecting their personal data. According to the study, 78% of respondents continue to perceive privacy and protection of their information as important in trusting consumer brands, with an upward trend over the course of the Institute's examination. For more information you can access the Ponemon Study Here or visit the Ponemon Institute Website Here.