Recent research shows 70% of businesses are failing to comply with GDPR.
Recent research has shown that 70% of businesses worldwide have failed to address requests made from individuals that were seeking to obtain a copy of their personal data. The General Data Protection Regulation requires businesses to respond to requests for information from individuals within a one-month time limit.
A brief summary of the research conducted by Talend in 2018 showed that;
- GDPR compliance is higher outside of Europe: Just 35% of Europe-based companies polled provided data. However, at 50%, the compliance rate was slightly higher for non-European companies.
- Retail firms were the worst performers: A worrying 76% of retail companies polled failed to respond.
- Response times varied significantly between industries: The vast majority (65%) of GDPR compliant companies took more than ten days to respond and the overall average response time was 21 days.
To read the full article and research please visit the Talend website by clicking here.
The General Data Protection Regulation was implemented across the whole of Europe in May 2018. This regulation is not affected by Brexit and organisations must move quickly to implement requirements of the GDPR or face heavy fines.
The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but also applies to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.
CH Digital and live-docs (which is set up to comply with the requirements of the GDPR) can help, particularly where there is legacy data.
If you need help with taking steps towards GDPR compliance or improving your current document handling processes then please give us a call on 01827 726934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org