Leading reasons for providing personal data online in the European Union (EU-28) 2015

This statistic presents the results of a survey on the leading reasons for providing personal information online by individuals in the European Union (EU-28) as of March 2015. During the survey period, it was found that seven percent of respondents reported that they had shared their personal data online in order to receive money or price reductions.

Leading reasons for providing personal information online in the European Union (EU-28) as of March 2015*

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Source

Release date

June 2015

Region

EU

Survey time period

February 28, 2015 to March 9, 2015

Number of respondents

27,980 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

residents of the EU 28 member states.

Supplementary notes

* Original survey question was phrased as follows:
"QB3 When online (using online social networks or mobile applications, making online purchases, etc.), you are sometimes asked to provide personal information. What are the main reasons why you provide personal information online? (ROTATE – MAX. 3 ANSWERS)"

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