Tick tock - Are you ready for GDPR?
Thursday, May 25, 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
84% of SMEs have not heard of GDPR
75% of organisations will struggle to meet GDPR regulations
GDPR compliance not a priority for 2 out 5 businesses
More than half of business owners unaware of GDPR
GDPR misunderstood by HR
UK is less prepared that Europe
Locating customer data will be half the battle for GDPR compliance
Majority of firms unprepared for GDPR
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.
And if you aren’t sick of GDPR yet – take our Twitter poll https://twitter.com/Mortascreen