The increasing use of personal data online has resulted in a growing concern for internet privacy across the globe. Unfortunately, data breaches are becoming more frequent, and many countries are failing to protect their citizens’ privacy. To establish which countries prioritize internet privacy, the Stevens Institute of Technology analyzed data from the 2022 Freedom on the Net report for 70 countries that violated user rights. Estonia received the highest ranking for internet privacy, achieving a score of 37 out of 40 points in the study. The country earned the highest possible scores in six out of eight factors evaluated, earning it a “free” status for internet freedom. Additionally, Estonia ranks third globally for its cybersecurity measures and has stringent laws in place to protect personal information.
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