It is only a matter of months before GDPR kicks in and organisations are faced with a new data protection regime to deal with - including the potential for new fines. Yet only 6% of FTSE350 companies are completely prepared according to a new UK government survey.
What is even more scary is that a massive 60% are only "slightly" or "somewhat" aware of GDPR requirements. Being that GDPR offers protection to every EU citizen in respect to how their data is handled, processed , protected and maintained, it seems somewhat naive and risky not to pay more attention to it.
Organisations have to take the bull by the horns and tackle it from legal, operational and technical perspectives. From a data perspective, it is important to understand where data actually resides as opposed to where you think it does. It is also imperative to fully appreciate how and where it is used. Given the widespread use of data within organisations, this is not a small task and it is time that people take action.
The UK government has just published its annual Cyber Governance Health Check Report and finds that only 6% of the UK’s FTSE 350 are completely prepared for GDPR compliance, with many citing concerns around the requirement to be able to entirely delete an individual’s personal data... ...Whilst over a third of respondents (37%) to the government’s Cyber Governance Health Check Report said that they were very aware of the forthcoming GDPR requirements, the majority of respondents (60%) reported being at best somewhat or slightly aware.