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ZA4737: Flash Eurobarometer 226 (Data Protection - Data Controllers’ Perceptions)

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  • ZA4737_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 196 KBytes
  • ZA4737_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 26 KBytes
  • ZA4737_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 27 KBytes
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  • ZA4737_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 26 KBytes
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  • ZA4737_q_mt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 52 KBytes
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  • ZA4737_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 88 KBytes
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  • ZA4737_readme.pdf (Other Document) 28 KBytes
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Citation Citation European Commission (2008): Flash Eurobarometer 226 (Data Protection - Data Controllers’ Perceptions). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4737 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4737
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 226 (Data Protection - Data Controllers’ Perceptions)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2008)
Date of Collection08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


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; familiarity with the provisions of the national Data Protection Law; 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 via the internet; measures taken to enhance security of data transfer; transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area; type of transferred data; used means of transferring personal data; awareness of the term ´standard contractual clauses´ with regard to personal data transfer to countries outside the European Economic Area; regular contact of the company with national data protection authority; reasons for contact: notifications, asking for guidances, complaints against company, inspections, other reasons; maintenance and update of privacy policy notices by the company; monitoring of the examination of policy notes by the public; approximate number of requests for access to personal data received in 2006; 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 selected measures to fight international terrorism: monitor telephone calls, monitor internet use, monitor credit card use, monitor flight passenger data. 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: respondent ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; country; weighting factor.
Topics Topics
  • 6 Law, crime and legal systems
  • 8.2 Business/industrial management and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniverseCompanies employing 20 or more persons, operating in the 27 Member States of the European Union
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
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, Dublin, Ireland; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, 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, Portugal; VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; HERMELIN, Pori, Finland; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; TNS Opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (total)
  • 10.01.2008 - 15.01.2008 (Belgium)
  • 09.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Czech Republic)
  • 09.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Denmark)
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Germany)
  • 09.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Estonia)
  • 08.01.2008 - 15.01.2008 (Greece)
  • 10.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Spain)
  • 10.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (France)
  • 09.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Ireland)
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Italy)
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Cyprus)
  • 10.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Latvia)
  • 08.01.2008 - 11.01.2008 (Lithuania)
  • 14.01.2008 - 15.01.2008 (Luxembourg)
  • 08.01.2008 - 15.01.2008 (Hungary)
  • 09.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Malta)
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Netherlands)
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Austria)
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Poland)
  • 09.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Portugal)
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Slovenia)
  • 08.01.2008 - 09.01.2008 (Slovakia)
  • 11.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Finland)
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (Sweden)
  • 09.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (United Kingdom)
  • 08.01.2008 - 09.01.2008 (Bulgaria)
  • 08.01.2008 - 16.01.2008 (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: 4835
Number of Variables: 88
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organisation: Data Protection in the European Union. Data controllers’ 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 - Manager samples and enterprise issues