May 25, 2018 is just around the corner. That’s the date when GDPR enforcement starts. Many organizations are scrambling to address GDPR compliance. But many still don’t even know what GDPR is. A recent survey [link no longer available] conducted of EU citizens and EU companies reveals some interesting details about GDPR preparation and compliance on the other side of the pond. For EU consumers, 90% believe that the GDPR is “good for consumers.”
GDPR compliance efforts by companies in the EU remain rather limited. And I’m putting it nicely. The survey reveals a rather low amount of knowledge about the GDPR and not enough preparation:
The survey also includes interesting information about the types of things that companies are doing to prepare for the GDPR.
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This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy and data security training. He also posts at his blog at LinkedIn, which has more than 1 million followers.
Professor Solove is the organizer, along with Paul Schwartz, of the Privacy + Security Forum (Oct. 3-5, 2018 in Washington, DC), an annual event designed for seasoned professionals.