It has been revealed that nearly a third (30%) of UK business leaders have never heard of the GDPR, although those that are aware of the new regulation seem to progressing well on compliance, according to new research from the Institute of Directors (IoD). Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below.
Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:
“This is quite a concerning statistic. While one can understand if the general public is not aware of the upcoming regulation; it is incumbent upon company directors to be aware of their, and their partners responsibilities to GDPR.
GDPR is not just another technical or security requirement, but is based in fundamental privacy rights of citizens and with potentially harsh fines. Despite many months to prepare, it would appear as if GDPR may still catch many companies by surprise.”