Bulgarians 'Relaxed' over Personal Data Safety

Society | June 17, 2011, Friday // 11:52
Bulgaria: Bulgarians 'Relaxed' over Personal Data Safety

Bulgarians are among the EU citizens who care less about the safety of their personal data, according to a Eurobarometer on data protection and electronic identity in the bloc.

Checking that the transaction is protected or the site has a safety logo/label is cited by more than half of respondents in the Netherlands (57%), France (56%), and Luxembourg (54%) compared to fewer than one in five in Romania and Bulgaria (both 13%), and Lithuania (17%).

Bulgaria ranks last in the bloc's use of anti-spy software - a mere 5% of its Internet users do that.

60% of the individuals interviewed shared they did online shopping, in countries like Denmark and Holland the people who answered yes were 80%, while in Bulgaria a mere 21% said they did that. The authors of the study showed that the highest number of Messenger type service users is in countries where Internet banking and online shopping are the least used.

Germany, France and Ireland are the countries the most users worried by the fact that their online behavior is recorded while Sweden, Estonia, Holland and Romania have the highest percentage of persons who do not care about that.

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