Europeans are starting to respond to a growing sense of unease over their personal data online, with over half now avoiding posting personal details online, a new report by security company Symantec SYMC -0.99%claims. But despite the extra caution, only 1 in 4 read the terms and conditions in full when buying or signing up to products and services online. One in 3 consumers across Europe admitted to providing false information to protect their privacy. 36% of Germans and 34% of U.K. and Spanish respondents stated they had given fake details online  - the highest across Europe - in a bid to avoid giving out their credentials.

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