New report from IPTS: EU27 survey of electronic identity, privacy and data protection
I have noticed that nobody appears to have mentioned this report from IPTS (the prospective lab of the European Commission).
Here it is:
Pan-European survey of practices, attitudes and policy preferences as regards personal identity data management
Authors: W. Lusoli, M. Bacigalupo, F. Lupiañez, N. Andrade, S. Monteleone, I. Maghiros
[4 June 2012]
This study presents the results of the largest survey ever conducted in Europe and elsewhere about people’s behaviours, attitudes and regulatory preferences concerning data protection, privacy and electronic identity, both on the Internet and otherwise in their daily lives.
The report draws conclusions in direct relation to four key Digital Agenda areas: Authentication and Identification, e-Commerce, Social Networking Sites, and Medical Information as Personal Data.
The survey was conducted in the 27 Member States of the EU between the 25 November and 17 December 2010. 26,574 Europeans aged 15 and over resident in each EU Member States were interviewed. The methodology used is that of the Standard Eurobarometer.
The study finds that personal data disclosure is increasingly prevalent in the European society, largely due to the expansion of the Information Society. In turn, most services provided in the digital economy rest on the assumption that this data and associated electronic identities are collected used and disposed of according to existing legislation. The survey shows very clearly how Digital Europe is shaping up.