Due to the ever-increasing digitization, the GDPR was introduced as an EU regulation in 2018. The standardized data protection is intended to ensure that Internet users have full control over the use of their data. Companies and individuals across Europe have had to come to terms with these measures and rules to make the internet a safe place. How well people in Europe have adapted to the GDPR provides insight into how security-conscious and Internet-savvy people are in different countries across Europe.heyData conducted a study to find out which European countries are the safest on the Internet, highlighting the differences between countries and different age groups. Using data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, we looked at EU countries as well as Norway, Turkey, Iceland, and the United Kingdom, and analyzed the following age groups: 16-24, 25-54, and 55-74.
People who have not had a virus on their PC in the last three months
People who were not affected by phishing
People who use anti-tracking software
Individuals who have not experienced a breach of personal information or privacy
The level of privacy settings of people in social media
People who protect their personal data from advertisers
People who were not affected by payment fraud
Whether a person prevents or restricts cookies
Based on these factors, we were able to create a ranking that shows where people are safest on the Internet.