Saturday, April 19, 2008

Europe - perceptions of data pretection

Data Protection in the European Union Citizens’ perceptions Analytical Report

This Flash Eurobarometer survey on Data Protection measures Awareness, Attitudes and Views of Citizens of the EU in the light of these changes. Topics of the current survey wave of 2008 were the citizens’:
• general feelings and concerns about data privacy
• trust that they place in different types of organisations that hold their personal data
• awareness of their data protection rights and of the national protection authorities
• perceived security of data transmission over the Internet and the usage of tools that improve
the data security
• attitudes on the restriction of their data protection rights in the light of international terrorism

This analytical report includes the average results for the EU and highlights the divergences in responses based on the interviewees’ country of residence and socio-demographic background.

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