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Online personal data: level of knowledge of French people on the GDPR 2018

This survey questions the French on their level of knowledge of the new General Regulations for the Protection of Personal Data (GDPR) which entered into force in May 2018. The aim of the GDPR is to increase the protection of personal data, in particular by granting new rights to individuals. As seen in the graph, 45 percent of the participants did not know what the GDPR was. From those who did state their knowledge about the regulation, 12 percent knew exactly what it entailed whereas 43 percent did not.

Have you heard of the General Regulations for the Protection of Personal Data (GDPR)?*

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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period

May 7-9, 2018

Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Vous personnellement, avez-vous entendu parler du RGPD, le Règlement européen sur la protection des données personnelles ?"

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