Trust needs to be built in digital security

Almost half of Europeans say security concerns are holding them back from some online activity. The picture is not significantly worse than it was five years ago. It is worrying as it will constrain Europe from reaping the full benefits of digital innovation. The level of concern varies across Member States.

As security threats multiply and evolve, there is a risk that consumer confidence in the privacy of their data, and their ability to transact online, is compromised. European policymakers and businesses must innovate and learn from best practice, while securing the trust of consumers.

Source: Eurostat