Ddn Very Few Europeans Verify Websites Requiring Personal Data For Safety - Eurostat
Muhammad Irfan Published January 27, 2022 | 05:20 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 27th January, 2022) Only about one-third of European citizens verify the safety of a website requesting personal data before viewing it, the Eurostat agency said on Thursday.
As many as 73% of Europeans who used the internet in the three months before the survey managed access to their private information online.
"Only 36% (of these Internet users) checked that the website where they provided their personal data was secure," the agency said in a statement.
In addition, 53% of them blocked use of their data for advertising, and 40% limited access to their social media and online storage.
The highest rates of people managing access to personal data online were recorded in Finland, the Netherlands (91% each), and Portugal (89%). The lowest were in Slovenia (61%), Poland (59%), and Romania (56%).
The survey focused on EU citizens ages 16-74.