Safer Internet Day 2018: Only 20% of Bulgarian businesses have an ICT security policy

Only 20 per cent of Bulgarian businesses using computers had a IT security policy, lower than the EU average of 32 per cent, EU statistics agency Eurostat said on February 6.

Citing figures for 2016, as the world marks the annual Safer Internet Day on February 6, Eurostat said that 50 per cent of Bulgarians who went online provided personal information, compared with an EU average of 71 per cent.

The figures may suggest that Bulgarians are among the more cautious internet users in the EU, compared with their counterparts elsewhere in the bloc.

Just nine per cent of Bulgarians provided payment details online, compared with an EU average of 40 per cent.

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