Effects of Data Protection

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • INFRATEST, München
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Issues
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Law, crime and legal systems
    • Social welfare systems/structures
  • Abstract

    Attitude to data protection. Topics: Occupational contact with personal data; self-assessment of willingness to provide information about personal matters regarding authorities; detailed determination of type and frequency of contacts with authorities; perceived disturbances by the requests for personal data by authorities; personal determination of wrong decisions by authorities due to incorrect storage of personal data; attitude to a data protection law and assessment of a government demand for storage of personal data; detailed determinations of those authorities to whom one would provide information without hesitation; assessment of the danger of abuse of data; attitude to a personal identification and a computer network of authorities; attitude to innovations and computers; attitude to protection of the private sphere; classification of activities in the areas private sphere and public; receipt of social services; type of borrowing and taxes paid; completed insurance policies; last medical treatment and number of visits to the doctor in the last year; last hospital stay; membership in clubs or citizen initiatives; self-assessment of status in various roles, such as e.g. patient, borrower, citizen, insurance policy holder or in occupation; satisfaction with democracy and the political system in the FRG; attitude to reforms and more social justice; relationship with neighborhood; assessment of the size of personal circle of friends. Scales: attitudes to democracy and the social system. Demography: age; sex; marital status; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; self-assessment of social class.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-07 / 1975-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Residential population 14 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1970
The study contains in part the same question formulations as ZA Study No. 0797.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0798 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung; Institut für Datenverarbeitung im Rechtswesen (Hrsg.): Auswirkungen des Datenschutzes: Eine Studie zum Datenschutz aufgrund eines Projektes der GMD. München: Oldenbourg 1979.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22