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Tick tock - Are you ready for GDPR?

25 May 2017

With exactly one year to go until the dreaded GDPR comes into force. We review just a fraction of the research that has hit the headlines in the past few days:

ICO fines set to soar by 4500% warns Alchemetrics

http://www.dbm.today/ico-fines-could-soar-by-4500-post-gdpr-says-alchemetrics/

84% of SMEs have not heard of GDPR

http://www.cityam.com/265379/one-year-until-eu-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr

75% of organisations will struggle to meet GDPR regulations

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/05/25/995973/0/en/75-of-Organizations-Will-Struggle-to-Meet-EU-GDPR-Regulations-by-Deadline-Survey-Finds.html

GDPR compliance not a priority for 2 out 5 businesses

https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2017/may/gdpr-compliance-by-may-2018-deadline-not-a-priority-for-two-in-five-businesses-survey-finds/

More than half of business owners unaware of GDPR

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/more-than-half-uk-business-unaware/

GDPR misunderstood by HR

http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/gdpr-hr-well-understood-hr-professionals/

UK is less prepared that Europe

http://www.itproportal.com/news/gdpr-uk-is-less-prepared-than-the-rest-of-europe/

Locating customer data will be half the battle for GDPR compliance

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/locating-customer-data-will-be-half-the-battle-to-fulfill-eu-gdprs-right-to-be-forgotten-300463136.html

Majority of firms unprepared for GDPR

http://www.cbronline.com/news/cybersecurity/data/gdpr-survey-finds-majority-companies-unprepared/

 It makes for depressing reading! However, to look on the bright side there are still 365 days to get ready and the ICO has relaunched its 12 step plan to help prepare for GDPR, as well as an updated data protection toolkit for SMEs, both of which can be downloaded from the ICO’s website.

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