The GDPR and personal data in the Nordic countries

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Statista dossier on the General Data Protection Regulation in the Nordic countries

This dossier focuses on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in selected Nordic countries. The dossier provides statistical information on GDPR awareness among Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, and Finns, as well as their awareness of the rights provided by the regulations. Among other topics of focus are respondents' attitudes, the role of public authorities, as well as safety and concerns.

Table of contents

  • 1. General awareness
    • Share of individuals who heard of GDPR in Denmark 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of GDPR in Sweden 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of GDPR in Finland 2019

    • Knowledge levels of GDPR among internet users in Norway 2018

    • Share of elderly who have heard about GDPR in Norway 2018, by age

    • GDPR meaning knowledge among internet users in Norway 2018

    • Data registration knowledge after GDPR among internet users in Norway 2018

  • 2. Rights awareness
    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to access their data in Denmark 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to access their data in Sweden 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to access their data in Finland 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to correct their data in Denmark 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to correct their data in Sweden 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to correct their data in Finland 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to move their data in Denmark 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to move their data in Sweden 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to move their data in Finland 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to delete their data in Finland 2019

    • Share of individuals who heard of the right to delete their data in Sweden 2019

  • 3. Attitudes
    • Use of personal data online by companies in selected Nordic countries 2018

    • View on companies' behavior regarding personal data in Sweden 2019

    • Opinions on personal data protection in Norway 2018

    • Levels of trust in personal data handling by selected services in Norway 2018

    • Levels of understanding personal data usage in Norway 2018, by platform

    • Obstacles regarding personal data protection in Norway 2018

  • 4. Public authorities
    • Awareness of a public authority protecting personal data rights in Denmark 2019

    • Awareness of a public authority protecting personal data rights in Sweden 2019

    • Awareness of a public authority protecting personal data rights in Finland 2019

    • Trust in authorities about personal data management in Sweden 2019

  • 5. Safety and freedom perceptions
    • Levels of comfort to share personal data online after GDPR in Sweden 2019

    • Change of freedom of choice to share personal information online in Sweden 2019

    • Control levels over personal data provision in Norway 2018

    • Willingness to share personal data among internet users in Norway 2018

    • Changes in privacy and information security after GDPR in Norway in 2018

  • 6. Concerns
    • Level of concern about the control over personal data shared online in Denmark 2019

    • Level of concern about the control over personal data shared online in Sweden 2019

    • Level of privacy concern in different digital situations in Sweden 2019

    • Concerns over the protection of personal data by websites in Sweden 2018

    • Concerns over protection of data stored by public authorities in Sweden 2018

    • Opinion about personal data security in the healthcare field in Sweden 2018

  • 7. Reactions and measures
    • Reading GDPR conditions before consenting in Norway 2018, by type and age

    • Accepting GDPR conditions without reading in Norway 2018, by type and age

    • Actions taken to prevent personal data misuse in Sweden 2019

    • Usage of security measures to protect data shared digitally in Sweden 2018

    • Respondents who have researched their personal data storage in Sweden 2019

    • Adjusting privacy settings on social media sites in Denmark 2015-2019

    • Adjusting privacy settings on social media sites in Sweden 2015-2019

    • Adjusting privacy settings on social media sites in Finland 2019

    • Avoiding giving bank card details online in the Nordics 2018

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