Data protection is Romanians biggest concern

Wednesday 6 February 2019 10:23 CET | News

A survey by YouGov for Google has revealed that Romanian’s biggest concern is compromising access and personal data (passwords, financial information, etc.) and malware.

According to the survey, financial information is the most sensitive, as 49% of Romanians are primarily interested in data protection, such as internet banking or card data. On the second place, 19% cited personal information (address, CNP, etc.) and in third place were personal moments, such as photos, by 9%.

The most common ways access data is compromised are phishing or compromising passwords. According to the YouGov study, 37% of Romanians say they were targeted by a phishing attack by someone trying to access personal data, including passwords and bank details, by misleading methods, claiming to be a legitimate source. The second most common threat that Romanians have faced is malware: 28% of study participants said they were infected with a virus or software, resulting in manipulation, theft or deletion of personal data.

As for updating online passwords, most Romanians (25%) say they do this less often than once every six months. Some have never done this (9%), while 19% update their passwords every 2-3 months.

The YouGov study is a representative one and was conducted online between December 27, 2018 – January 7, 2019, on a sample of 1009 adults in Romania.

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Keywords: data protection, YouGov, sensitive data, report, survey
Countries: World