I am designing an account area where users are required to provide some personal information.I have came across research that suggests that the use of icons such as a "Padlock" or similar has a positive impact on users trust, particularly during checkout. from where the question arises.
Would the same approach be useful when you are capturing other type of information such as Date of birth, Gender etc. also how do images differ in this regard?
what i would like to do is to convey to the users that whatever information they do provide will be in safe hands. So is there any research in this area or have you been confronted with the same issue before?
below is an example: