Levels of concern about misuse of personal information in the Benelux 2015

This statistic presents the results of a survey on the levels of concern about misuse of personal information by companies and authorities in the Benelux countries as of March 2015. During the survey period, nearly 20 percent of Belgian respondents were very concerned about authorities and private companies using their personal information for a different purpose than the one it was collected for.

How concerned are you about authorities and companies misusing your personal information?*

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Source

Release date

June 2015

Region

Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Survey time period

February 28, 2015 to March 9, 2015

Number of respondents

1,008 for the Netherlands; n=1,011 for Belgium; n=511 for Luxembourg

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Original survey question was phrased as follows:
"QB19 Authorities and private companies holding information about you may sometimes use it for a different purpose than the one it was collected for, without informing you (e.g. for direct marketing, targeted online advertising, profiling). How concerned are you about this use of your information?"

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