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Trust, Privacy & Data Sharing

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Keusch, Florian (Universität Mannheim)
Publication Date
2019-03-27
Contributor
  • Respondi, Köln (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Information and communication
    • Science and technology
Description
  • Abstract

    The goal of this study was to measure the attitudes towards data sharing and data-collecting organizations before and after the introduction of the EU General Data Protection regulations (GDPR) among people in Germany. The data come from a three-wave split-panel web survey among people 18 years and older in Germany who were recruited from a German nonprobability online panel. In April 2018 (before the GDPR came into effect), 2,095 participants completed the Wave 1 questionnaire on device ownership, social media use, trust in different data collecting organizations, willingness to share data, general trust, awareness of and knowledge about the GDPR, and privacy concerns. In July and in October 2018 (after the GDPR came into effect), respondents from the earlier waves were invited to participate in a second and a third web survey that repeated most of the questions from the first wave. In addition to participants from the earlier waves, fresh respondents were also invited to Waves 2 and 3. A total of 2,046 (Wave 2) and 2,117 (Wave 3) respondents completed the questionnaire in the subsequent waves. 1,269 participated in all three waves. Topics: Wave 1 Possession of smartphone, mobile phone, PC, tablet and/or e-book reader; social media use: account with user name and password at selected providers (Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing); trust in institutions (Google, Facebook, Bundesamt für Statistik, Universitätsforscher) with regard to the protection of personal data and reasons for this assessment; probability scale with regard to the protection of personal data at the above-mentioned institutions and reasons for this assessment; agreement with the import of personal data of the social insurance institutions to the survey data; general personal trust; awareness of the EU General Data Protection regulations (GDPR) ; knowledge test: goals of the GDPR (open); feeling of invaded privacy by the following institutions: Google, Facebook, government agencies, university researchers; general privacy concerns. Wave 2 Possession of smartphone, mobile phone, PC, tablet and/or e-book reader; social media use: account with user name and password with selected providers (Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing); trust in institutions (Google, Facebook, Federal Statistical Office, university researchers) with regard to the protection of personal data; general personal trust; awareness of the EU General Data Protection regulations (GDPR); knowledge test: goals of the GDPR (open); consent to the storage of various personal data by Facebook or Google (name, e-mail address, home address, date of birth, telephone number, income, marital status, number of children, current location, Internet browser history, account names from other social media and data received from third parties); feeling of invasion of privacy by the following institutions: Google, Facebook, government agencies, university researchers; general privacy concerns. Wave 3 Possession of smartphone, mobile phone, PC, tablet and/or e-book reader; social media use: account with user name and password at selected providers (Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing); trust in institutions (Google, Facebook, Federal Statistical Office, university researchers) with regard to the protection of personal data; general personal trust; awareness of the EU General Data Protection regulations (GDPR); knowledge test: goals of the GDPR (open); concerns about privacy in general; comprehensibility of excerpts of the contents of the EU General Data Protection regulations (GDPR) (resp. on passenger rights in the event of denied boarding and flight delays); estimated popularity of smartphones (proportion of smartphone owners per 100 adult Germans); repetition of the question on trust data collecting organisations (Google, Facebook) with regard to the protection of personal data and general personal trust; readiness for data exchange by Google (or Facebook or the Federal Statistical Office) for research purposes (or for commercial purposes). Demography: sex; age (year of birth); federal state; school education; professional qualification. Additionally coded was: running number; respondent ID; experimental groups GDPR Info; duration (reaction time in seconds); used device type to complete the questionnaire. The questionnaire also included two experiments, one on the effect of GDPR-related information on trust in data collecting organisations and one on the comfort of data sharing with different organisations for various reasons.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-04-14 / 2018-04-22
    wave 1
  • 2018-07-24 / 2018-08-02
    wave 2
  • 2018-10-29 / 2018-11-11
    wave 3
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and older
Sampling
Non-probability: Quota; Sampling Procedure Comment: Quotas for gender, age, and smartphone ownership were used
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
  • Respondents could complete the questionnaire on a PC, tablet or smartphone
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 59
Availability
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Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6979 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Bauer, P.C., Keusch, F., & Kreuter, F. (2019). Trust and cooperation: Evidence from the realm of data-sharing. SSRN. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3327244

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 16 | Registration Date: 2019-03-27

Keusch, Florian (2019): Trust, Privacy & Data Sharing. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13248