In the 2013 ranking, Estonia came second with a score of 9 points. Iceland was ranked first with 6 points.
Estonia was followed by Germany (17 points), US (17 points) and Australia (18 points).
According to the report’s authors, the ranking of US was affected by the reveleations of whistleblower Edward Snowden which highlighted extensive Internet intrusion by US intelligence agencies.
The lowest-ranked countries were China, Cuba and Iran.