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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 GCIC, 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 Files

Survey Highlights

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.]