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Monday | January 18 | 2021

61% of Europeans don’t trust public authorities with their personal data

European Commission latest data, analysed by Reboot Online, show which European citizens trust the public authorities in their country with personal data the least.

This show that citizens in Spain (78%) trust the public authorities with their personal data the least.

In second position is Ireland, where 73% of people are skeptical about how public authorities in the country handle their personal data.

Belgium, France and the United Kingdom are in joint third place as 68% of citizens in each country lack confidence in the public authorities’ ability to oversee their personal data in a secure and diligent manner.

In fourth spot is Bulgaria, where 67% of citizens do not have full faith in the management of their personal data by public authorities.

Latvia and Romania are among the European countries where 60% of citizens mistrust the way public authorities keep and utilise their personal data, respectively ranking joint ninth.

On the other end in 19th place, it seems individuals in Finland are most assured by public authorities’ supervision of their personal data, with only 29% of Finns questioning the security of their personal data with public authorities.

Just above Finland is Estonia in 18th position, where 2 in 5 citizens are not entirely convinced if public authorities in the country are competently looking after their personal data.

Interestingly, on average from all the assessed countries, 61% of Europeans don’t trust public authorities with their personal data. 

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