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Social media: security concerns of sharing information

13/10/2020

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1 in 4 EU citizens aged between 16 and 74 claimed to have avoided providing personal information to social or professional networking services in 2019 due to security concerns.

Across the EU Member States, the highest share of people who avoided providing personal information to social or professional networking services was recorded in France (40%), followed closely by the Netherlands (39%), Finland (37%) and Slovakia and Sweden (each 36%).

By contrast, a smaller share of the population had refrained from providing such information in Lithuania (6%), Bulgaria and Hungary (both 8%), Croatia and Romania (both 9%).

 

ICT security concerns 2019

Source dataset: isoc_cisci_ax

 

Data are from Community survey on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) usage in European households. Further information is published here.

 

Note: The European Union (EU) includes 27 EU Member States. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Further information is published here.

 

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