This map shows the Privacy Index in the world.
Since 1997 the UK-based Privacy International in cooperation with the US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center has conducted annual surveys in order to assess how much privacy protection nations' populations have from both corporative and government surveillance.
How the Privacy Index is calculated?
Countries have been graded according to a mean score across fourteen criteria. These are:
- Constitutional protection
- Statutory protection
- Privacy enforcement
- Identity cards and biometrics
- Visual surveillance
- Communication interception
- Workplace monitoring
- Government access to data
- Communications data retention
- Surveillance of medical, financial and movement
- Border and trans-border issues
- Democratic safeguards
Note - This study and the accompanying ranking chart measure the extent of surveillance and privacy. They do not intend to comprehensively reflect the state of democracy or the full extent of legal or parliamentary health or dysfunction in these countries (though the two conditions are frequently linked). The aim of this study is to present an assessment of the extent of information disclosure, surveillance, data exploitation and the general state of information privacy.
For more information about each methodology please follow the reference link below.
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