Portuguese fear online data theft

in News · 17-01-2020 01:00:00 · 1 Comments

Theft and misuse of personal data is the biggest fear of the Portuguese, who however care less about password security than the rest of Europeans.

The 2019 report from the Cyber Observatory Observation Society Line, which is based on data from other surveys and studies conducted in Portugal and the rest of Europe, reveals that 73 percent of Portuguese avoid disclosing personal information on the Internet.
The biggest concern about using the Internet for banking, shopping or payments is theft and misuse of personal data (49 percent of respondents), followed by the security of internet payments (38 percent, nine percentage points less than a year earlier) or the fear of not receiving the goods or services purchased.

Compared to other European practices, Portuguese people are less careful with passwords: only 13 percent use different words for different pages (the European average is 29 percent), 12 percent choose complex words (27 percent in the European Union) and 16 percent change passwords regularly (21 percent in the EU).
For the Portuguese, the worst crime on the Internet is child pornography, which collected 85 percent of responses, followed by bank fraud (78 percent) and identity theft (75 percent).



Comments:

Being Ex UK and having lived and worked in South Africa for 20 years until relocating to Portugal in June 2017 for retirement. It is quite clear the that Portugues, from government down, are so afraid of their own shadows that it stifles progress and and the economy. Whilst this action is keeping investors away it also generates frustration in the resettled Ex pats who can see the futility of the draconian, outdated Marxist ideology that has become instilled into the general population. Until action is taken to drage communications i9nto the 21st Century Portugal will slide further down the to obscurity and self inflicted poverty.

By Ian M from Other on 15-03-2020 12:18
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