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GDPR – 28% of organisations still not prepared

A survey conducted at the Infosecurity Europe trade show has revealed that 28% of organisations do not feel completely compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The deadline to be compliant with GDPR was 25th May 2018. However, when asked whether they thought they would pass their first GDPR audit, less than half of the respondents said they were very confident they would pass the audit, over one-third were somewhat confident, and less than one-fifth said they were not confident.

To assess personal data rights, the survey asked if respondents knew where all users personal data resided on their systems. More than a third of respondents said yes, they did know the location of the data while more than half said they would need an extra three months to get their house in order. Conversely, almost 90% said they could easily respond to requests from individuals asking to disclose the information they hold on them with 57% saying their organisation had already received such a request.