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Swedes are the least worried when it comes to online surveillance, according to research by F-Secure.
The study asked people from 11 countries across 4 continents whether they had altered their online behaviour due to worries about data privacy.
Just one quarter of people from Sweden said they had altered their behaviour. In contrast, 55% of Americans, 48% of Germans, 47% of French people and 43% of Brits said they had changed their online behaviour.
Swedish people were also the least likely to know where their personal data was stored online and the least likely to worry about the security of the internet of things.
F-Secure commented on the findings, warning that Swedes may want to reconsider their relaxed attitude to online security, saying: “We have good privacy legislation in Sweden and people in Sweden probably think these privacy rules protect internet privacy as well, but this is a misconception… [Swedes shouldn’t be] overconfident that their personal data will stay private while being exchanged online.”