The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was approved on April 14, 2016, and goes into effect on May 25, 2018. As the headlines read, and surveys validate, a vast majority of businesses will not be prepared. Many factors contribute to this, ranging from a lack of knowledge and understanding, which leads to the complacient thought that, "We will not be impacted by this".
GARTNER SAYS ORGANIZATIONS ARE UNPREPARED FOR THE 2018 EUROPEAN DATA PROTECTION REGULATION, May 3, 2017
Gartner Inc. predicts that by the end of 2018, more than 50% of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3701117
90% OF BUSINESSES ARE NOT READY FOR GDPR SURVEY REVEALS, September 20, 2017
TREND MICRO RESEARCH REVEALS C-LEVEL EXECUTIVES ARE NOT PREPARED FOR GDPR IMPLEMENTATION, September 5, 2017
•Senior executives shun GDPR responsibility in 57 percent of businesses
•42 percent of businesses don’t know email marketing databases contain PII
•22 percent of businesses claim a fine ‘wouldn’t bother them’ if found in violation