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ZA6784: Flash Eurobarometer 443 (e-Privacy)

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  • ZA6784_v1-0-0.dta (Dataset Stata) 11 MBytes
  • ZA6784_v1-0-0.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 14 MBytes
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  • ZA6784_readme.pdf (Other Document) 126 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2016): Flash Eurobarometer 443 (e-Privacy). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6784 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6784
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 443 (e-Privacy)
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-12-21,
Date of Collection07.07.2016 - 08.07.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractE-Privacy. Topics: measures taken to guarantee online privacy: use of software that protects from seeing online adverts (anti-adware), use of software that prevents online activities from being monitored (anti-spyware), avoidance of certain websites to prevent from being monitored, change of privacy settings on internet browser; importance of selected aspects regarding online privacy: access to personal information only with permission, use of monitoring tools only with permission, guaranteed confidentiality of e-mails and online instant messaging; knowledge test on laws on online privacy: personal information on computer, smartphone, or tablet are only allowed to be accessed with personal permission, interdiction to store external information (e.g. cookies) on personal computer, smartphone, or tablet, confidentiality of instant messaging and online voice conversation; approval of the following statements: providers should give regular software updates to protect personal information, default settings of browser should stop information from being shared, reception of too many commercial calls, encryption of messages and calls should be possible for the user; acceptance of selected measures with regard to monitoring online activities: being monitored in exchange for unrestricted access to a certain website, sharing of personal user information between companies to provide users with new services, pay not to be monitored; desired point of time when visiting a website to be asked for permission to access or to store user information; preferred approach concerning commercial calls: general allowance, allowance only under the condition of displaying phone number, phone numbers should have a special prefix. Demography: frequency of using the following means of communication for selected purposes: fixed phone line, mobile phone to make calls or send text messages, internet to make phone or video calls, internet for instant messaging, e-mail, online social networks, internet to browse online; age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
Topics Topics
  • 9 Information and communication
  • 9.1 Information society
  • 18.2 Information technology


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Universe Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States and other EU nationals, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS Gallup, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS Euroteste, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; Mediana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS Gallup Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 07.07.2016 - 08.07.2016

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-12-21 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 26526
Number of Variables: 181
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: e-Privacy. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT). Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, December 2016. DOI: 10.2759/249540
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  •  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.