Presidential candidate John Delany, former Maryland congressman, was the first presidential candidate to come out with a cybersecurity proposal today. Delaney specifically creating a Department of Cybersecurity.
As the amount of data people generate
takes off over the next decade or so, a combination of personal best practices
and government regulations
will be necessary to adequately secure people’s data. Over six in ten respondents in Spain voiced concern over data misuse, while a little under half of the respondents from that country took any steps to actively protect their data, according to estimates from Statista’s Global Consumer Survey.
This gap between those concerned about data misuse and those taking the necessary action to try and prevent it was the most apparent in South Korea and Japan. While about four in ten people in Japan reported being concerned about the misuse of their data, only 11 percent of people surveyed took steps to protect their information. For South Korea, almost half of the respondents said they were concerned about data misuse on the internet, while only about 20 percent of the respondents reported taking active measures to protect their data from misuse. The UK, U.S., and Germany had similar rates of respondents who registered concern over data misuse and those that are taking protective measures to secure their data.
This chart and other statistics on the direction of the digital economy can be downloaded for free from the Statista Digital Economy Compass 2019, here