Flash Eurobarometer 225 (Data Protection - General Public)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP SPAIN, Spain (Data Collector)
  • EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy (Data Collector)
  • LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • BALTIC SURVEY, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Austria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portuga (Data Collector)
  • VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Pori, FinlandVITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP ROMANIA, RomaniaThe Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international coordination) (Data Collector)
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Law, crime and legal systems
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    Attitudes towards the protection of personal data. Topics: concern with regard to the protection of personal information by private and public organisations; trust in the following institutions regarding the use of personal information in a proper way: travel companies, medical services, insurance companies, credit card companies, financial institutions, employers, police, social security, tax authorities, local authorities, credit reference agencies, mail order companies, non-profit organisations, market and opinion research companies; attitude towards the following statements on the protection of personal data in the own country: is properly protected, low awareness of people on the subject, worry about leaving personal information on the internet, appropriate legislation to cope with growing number of personal information on the internet; awareness of the national authority to monitor the application of data protection laws; responsibility of the national authority to hear individuals; ability of the authority to pose sanctions; personal contact to authority; awareness of the obligation of data collectors to provide information on identity, purpose, and further data sharing; knowledge test concerning the storage of personal data: need for personal consent with regard to the use of personal information, right to oppose the use, legal assurance to access personal data, right to correct or remove data, national laws allow access to courts to seek remedies for breaches of data protection laws, right for compensation caused by unlawful use of personal data; assessment of the security of transmitting personal data over the internet; awareness of technologies to limit the collection of personal data from personal computer; use of these technologies; reasons for not using; attitude towards selected measures to fight international terrorism: monitor telephone calls, monitor internet use, monitor credit card use, monitor flight passenger data; awareness of the assurance that personal data of EU citizens can only be transferred outside the EU to countries which ensure an adequate level or protection; awareness of stricter data protection rules applied for sensitive data. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community; household composition and household size; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; language of the interview; interviewer ID; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-09 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
    Czech Republic
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-11
  • 2008-01-09 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-10 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-09 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-09 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-09 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-11
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
    United Kingdom
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
  • 2008-01-08 / 2008-01-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
Sampled Universe
Population aged 15 years and above
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interviews were conducted in each country with the exception of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary Poland, Romania, and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 27074
    Number of Variables: 86
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4736 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Data Protection in the European Union Citizens’ perceptions. Brussels: European Commission February 2008 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_225_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22