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Ireland is top country for privacy protection

Ireland ranked first out of 47 countries ranked for privacy protection, according to a study by Comparitech, a website that researches and compares tech services with a score of 3.2.

Ireland is followed by Portugal, Norway, France and Denmark, all of which scored 3.1. Thailand and Malaysia posted scores of 2.6 out of 5, trailed only by India (2.4), Russia (2.1) and China (1.8) leaving those countries at bottom 5.

The study took into account a number of categories, ranging from use of biometrics and CCTV to data-sharing and retention laws.

Source: Thailand in bottom tier for privacy protection