2016 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust

By: Centre for International Governance Innovation & IPSOS

The 2016 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust, undertaken by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos, reached 24,143 Internet users in 24 countries, and was carried out between November 20, 2015 and December 4, 2015.

The countries included:  Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.

The global Survey was developed to help support the work of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG). The GCIG, an initiative by CIGI and Chatham House, was established to articulate and advance a strategic vision for the future of Internet governance.

The global Survey includes sections on: Data Breaches, Private Sector Data Practices, Global Trust, Hacktivism, the Dark Net and Privacy versus National Security.

Survey Highlights

Fewer than three in ten (27%) have been notified their personal data has been compromised in a data breach, but experiences vary by country

What is the Cost?
Q14. Have you ever been notified that your personal data was compromised in a data breach?

Cyber criminals and internet companies are most likely to contribute to increasing concerns about online privacy

Who do we blame?
Q2. To what extent have the following sources contributed to your being more concerned than last year about your online privacy?

Among those affected by a data breach, most have had financial losses of less than $1000

Who do we blame?
Q15. Please estimate your personal financial losses due to the theft of your personal information:

Seven in ten (71%) agree the “dark net” should be shut down

Graph of response on Dark Net
Q13. Do you agree or disagree that the "Dark Net" should be shut down?

Seven in ten (70%) agree law enforcement should have the right to access content of citizens’ online communications for national security reasons

Graph of response on National Security
Q10. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: [Law enforcement agencies should have a right to access the content of their citizens’ online communications for valid national security reasons.]