Safe surfing: Internet security in the EU


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Among people in the EU who used the internet in the year prior to the 2016 survey, 71 % had provided some kind of personal information online. The most common types of information were contact details (61 % of internet users), followed by personal details such as name, date of birth or identity card number (52 %) and payment details, such as credit/debit card or bank account number (40 %). Just over one fifth of users (22 %) had provided other personal information such as photos, their location, or information related to their health, employment or income.

The share of internet users who had provided some kind of personal information over the internet ranged from 31 % in Romania to 92 % in Luxembourg.

To find out more have a look at our data visualisation on this topic here.

Visualisation: People who provided any personal information online


This information is part of the digital publication "Digital economy & society in the EU" which was recently released. You can access the whole publication here.