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23% of Portuguese Do Not Make Online Purchases

In a European study released today, approximately 23% of Portuguese citizens do not make online purchases through security fears over online payments. This makes the Portuguese the most reticent throughout the European Union (EU) with regards to online transactions.

The study, released as part of the International Data Privacy Day celebrations shows that Portugal as a whole has the most fears concerning online commerce, as 23% of the 6,624 Portuguese questioned (aged between 16 and 74 years old) said that they had not made any online purchases over the last twelve months because of their fear of fraud.

Other EU countries that showed similar attitudes are Spain (16%), Hungary and Finland (both with 14%), while Estonia (1%), Poland, Denmark and the Czech Republic (all 2%) had no such worries.

Samantha Gannon

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