The GDPR: More than half of businesses aren’t ‘fully aware’

Organisations now have exactly 16 months to make sure they are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to the UK Cyber Readiness Survey from ForeScout, Gigamon and LogRhythm, which surveyed 2,000 IT professionals in the UK, only 47% of respondents are ‘fully aware’ of the GDPR. 41% said they were aware of it but needed more understanding, and 9% said they weren’t aware of it at all.

The GDPR requires any organisation that handles the data of EU residents to comply with its terms, or face fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million (whichever is greater). Many organisations will need to make significant changes to the way they deal with data, including changing the way they gain consent, report a data breach and what they consider to be ‘personal’ data. You can find out more about the changes here >>

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