The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force just over three weeks ago, and any North American organization that monitors the behavior of, or offers good and services to EU residents’ personal data must comply.
A Ponemon Institute survey of more than 1,000 companies in the US and Europe revealed that 40% only expected to be compliant after the May 25 deadline, while 8% were unsure of when they’d be compliant.
Smaller organizations with fewer than 500 staff reported the lowest GDPR-readiness level (44%), although large organizations with more than 75,000 staff weren’t that far ahead, and only reported a readiness level of 50%. Organizations with 5,000–25,000 employees reported the highest readiness level at 60%.
If you haven’t yet started your GDPR compliance project, it’s not too late. Our extensive knowledge and comprehensive range of solutions and services can help you wherever you are on your GDPR compliance journey.
This can be a lengthy process, so it’s important to prioritize the areas where a lack of action leaves your organization most vulnerable.
If you are unsure of where to start, our GDPR compliance checklist will highlight the key steps you need to take to become compliant. You may also benefit from our free GDPR resources, including our webinars.
Upcoming GDPR webinars
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 am (EDT)
Join Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, as he talks you through the first steps towards becoming GDPR-compliant.
Thursday, July 5, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 am (EDT)
This webinar introduces and explains the obligations and responsibilities the GDPR creates for data controllers and data processors.
GDPR training courses
An essential component of any GDPR framework is employee awareness and education. It is important that your staff are aware of changes brought by the Regulation and how they affect them and the way they work.
If you are looking to equip your staff with specialist knowledge and skills, consider our certified GDPR training courses. Alternatively, if you are looking for a course suitable for all employees who process and store personal data, consider our interactive GDPR Staff Awareness E-learning Course.