Flash Eurobarometer 443

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks commissioned this survey as part of a review of the ePrivacy Directive to assess the general opinions of citizens across the EU in relation to key issues that are part of online privacy. In particular, the survey looks at privacy of communications, tracking over the internet with cookies requiring permission/consent, unsolicited communications by e-mail and unwanted marketing calls. It also covers the ways and extent in which citizens use various communications technologies; the importance for citizens to protect their privacy online and the secrecy of their communications, as well as the steps they take to protect their online privacy; citizens’ knowledge of privacy legislation; and citizens’ attitudes towards commercial calls.
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