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More than 12 Data Points are Publicly Available on 60% of Internet Users

September 30, 2020

With more than half the world now using social media and internet traffic increased 30%, new digital behaviors adopted during the coronavirus lockdown continue to reshape the digital landscape.

Consumers worldwide shifted to online services, with more than 346 million people creating new digital identities over the past year.

Is the digital population handing out ‘freebies’ to cybercriminals?

According to Bitdefender’s Digital Identity Protection service, 40.65 percent of users have between two and 11 personal data entries exposed online, and nearly 60 percent have more than 12 data points publicly available.

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