Security concerns and experiences
FRA's Fundamental Rights Survey interviewed just under 35,000 people in all EU Member States, North Macedonia and the United Kingdom. It provides a comprehensive set of comparable data on people’s experiences and opinions concerning their fundamental rights. The survey focuses on everyday situations in areas including data protection, equal treatment, access to justice, consumer rights, crime victimisation, good administration and the importance of protecting rights.
This paper presents people’s concerns and experiences relating to security. It covers worry about crime, including terrorism and online fraud; experience of online fraud; experience of cyberharassment; and concern about illegal access to data.
This paper is the third output from the Fundamental Rights Survey. The first – Your rights matter: Data protection and privacy – presented selected survey results on sharing data online, awareness of location and privacy settings on apps, and awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The second output – What do fundamental rights mean for people in the EU? – focused on people’s views on human rights, the functioning of society, public services and corruption. That report provides more background information about the survey. The current paper is published to coincide with the launch of the European Commission’s new Security Union Strategy 2020-2024. It was prepared to support the Commission in the roll-out of the Strategy.