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ZA4736: Flash Eurobarometer 225 (Data Protection - General Public)

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  • ZA4736.dta (Dataset Stata) 5 MBytes
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  • ZA4736_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 123 KBytes
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  • ZA4736_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 27 KBytes
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  • ZA4736_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 28 KBytes
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  • ZA4736_q_mt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 30 KBytes
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  • ZA4736_readme.pdf (Other Document) 28 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2008): Flash Eurobarometer 225 (Data Protection - General Public). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4736 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4736
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 225 (Data Protection - General Public)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2008)
Date of Collection08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes 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.
Topics Topics
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 18.2 Information technology


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)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (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 CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portuga; VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; HERMELIN, Pori, Finland VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Romania The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international coordination)
Date of Collection
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (total)
  • 09.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Belgium)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Czech Republic)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Denmark)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Germany)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Estonia)
  • 08.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Greece)
  • 09.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Spain)
  • 10.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (France)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Ireland)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Italy)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Cyprus)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Latvia)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Lithuania)
  • 09.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Luxembourg)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Hungary)
  • 09.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Malta)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Netherlands)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Austria)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Poland)
  • 09.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Portugal)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Slovenia)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Slovakia)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Finland)
  • 08.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Sweden)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (United Kingdom)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Bulgaria)
  • 08.01.2008 - 12.01.2008 (Romania)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 27074
Number of Variables: 86
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Data Protection in the European Union Citizens’ perceptions. Brussels: European Commission February 2008
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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 - Information Society / Internet, audiovisual media