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ZA4157: Flash Eurobarometer 147 (Data Protection)

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  • ZA4157_v2-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 261 KBytes
  • ZA4157_v2-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 384 KBytes
  • ZA4157_v2-0-0.sav (Dataset SPSS) 342 KBytes


  • ZA4157_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 912 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 209 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 258 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 263 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 396 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_dk.pdf (Questionnaire) 284 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 290 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 203 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 586 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 186 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 301 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 223 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 272 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 518 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 708 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 245 KBytes
  • ZA4157_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 334 KBytes

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  • ZA4157_readme.pdf (Other Document) 24 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2011): Flash Eurobarometer 147 (Data Protection). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4157 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA4157
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 147 (Data Protection)
Current Version2.0.0, 2011-12-2,
Date of Collection15.09.2003 - 03.10.2003
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Soufflot de Magny, Renaud - European Commission, Bruxelles
  • Debyser, Ariane - European Commission, Bruxelles


AbstractAttitudes of companies towards data protection issues. Measures of data protection. Topics: assessment of the level of protection of the national Data Protection Law for citizens as sufficient; attitude towards selected statements on the requirements of the data protection law: necessary, too strict, only necessary for certain sectors of activity; attitude towards the following statements: sufficient harmonization of the member states’ data protection laws to consider that personal data can be moved freely within the EU, data protection law in the own country is applied more strictly than in other member states; suitability of existing legislation on data protection with regard to the increasing exchange of personal data; use of Privacy Enhancing Technologies in the company; transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area; type of transferred data; reasons why provisions and requirements of the national data protection law are not respected by some controllers; availability of the following information to the data subject: identity of data controller or its representative, address of the person responsible for data protection matters within the organisation, purpose of the collected data, recipients of the data, (non-)obligation of replying and possible consequences, existence of the right to access and the right to rectify the data concerning the data subjects, possible transfer of data to non-EU countries, indication whether recipient country provides adequate level of data protection; attitude towards the following issues: information of data subjects on the purpose of processing before the collection of personal data, deletion of data if no longer needed, lax compliance of companies with data protection law as there are only few complaints, responding to requests from individuals wanting to access their data involves important effort for companies; approximate number of requests for access to personal data received in 2002; complaints from people whose personal data are being currently processed; preferred actions to improve the implementation of the legal framework on data protection; attitude towards intrusions by authorities in personal databases in order to fight international terrorism. Demography: position of respondent at the company; information about the company (limited to activities in the own country): number of employees, independent or part of national or international group; company sector. Additionally coded was: interview ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; duration of the interview; SIC-Code; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
UniverseCompanies employing 20 or more persons in the sectors construction, industry, servcies and trade
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium TNS EMNID, Bielefeld, Germany TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France IRISH MKTG SURVEYS, Dublin, Ireland DOXA, Milan, Italy TNS ILReS, Luxembourg TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal TNS SUOMEN GALLUP, Espoo, Finland TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece TNS GALLUP, Copenhagen, Denmark TNS SVENSKA GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden ICM, London, United Kingdom
Date of Collection
  • 15.09.2003 - 03.10.2003 (total)
  • 16.09.2003 - 26.09.2003 (Belgium)
  • 16.09.2003 - 26.09.2003 (Denmark)
  • 15.09.2003 - 01.10.2003 (Germany)
  • 15.09.2003 - 26.09.2003 (Greece)
  • 16.09.2003 - 24.09.2003 (Spain)
  • 15.09.2003 - 26.09.2003 (France)
  • 15.09.2003 - 03.10.2003 (Ireland)
  • 15.09.2003 - 22.09.2003 (Italy)
  • 15.09.2003 - 02.10.2003 (Luxembourg)
  • 16.09.2003 - 01.10.2003 (Netherlands)
  • 18.09.2003 - 25.09.2003 (Austria)
  • 15.09.2003 - 26.09.2003 (Portugal)
  • 16.09.2003 - 18.09.2003 (Finland)
  • 15.09.2003 - 29.09.2003 (Sweden)
  • 15.09.2003 - 30.09.2003 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2011-12-2 Archive Public Release
1.0.12011-5-12 Archive Release
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3013
Number of Variables: 44
Data Type: SPSS
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; EOS Gallup Europe: Data Protection in the European Union. Brussels: European Commission December 2003
Relevant full texts
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Manager samples and enterprise issues