Facts & figures worth knowing

We love digital, and we bet you do too.  Sure, we use them all the time, our little digital helpers - apps and services that come free of charge. But are they really free? No. In fact, their providers finance themselves through the 21st century‘s currency – personal user data.
On the expense of your privacy, these services track, save, process, and sell all of your clicks, likes, searches, purchases, and other activities. Worst case, you'll fall victim to cyber criminals, just like every second user in Germany.

Read here the latest results from worldwide studies about digitalisation, data security, and data misuse.

80%
worried

Over 80% of Americans say they worry about their online security

More than 80% of Americans are more concerned about their online privacy and security than a year ago. Furthermore, an overwhelmin majority of 95% are worried about businesses collecting and selling their personal information without their consent.

External Link Icon Anchorfree 2017, presented by eSecurityPlanet

77%
don’t trust

77% of Germans don't trust U.S. providers on the Internet

More and more Germans are sceptical about using e-mail services or social networks based in the U.S. 77% of the Germans – and that's more than in the year of Snowden‘s revelations – consider the handling of private data on Facebook, Twitter and the like to be problematic.

External Link Icon YouGov 2017, presented by DONAUKURIER (in German)

49%
victims

Every second German Internet user has fallen victim to cyber criminals

A representative survey conducted by Bitkom showed that almost half of all German Internet users have personally suffered from cyber crime in the last 12 months. Most of these cases were malware attacks, but also identity theft as well as online banking and online shopping frauds were reported.

External Link Icon Bitcom 2017, presented by statista (in German)