Over the past three weeks, Ireland’s Small Firms Association carried out a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness survey of small businesses throughout the country.
Just 28% of Munster respondents have already made their preparations for the GDPR, compared with 39% at a national level. 56% have started preparations, compared with 45% countrywide. No company in any region identified themselves as ‘GDPR ready’, and 17% said they have no plan in place.
Sven Spollen-Behrens, SFA director, said: “Munster businesses know that GDPR is coming, with 88% either very aware or having some awareness of the changes that will take effect on 25 May 2018. However, with the ‘go live’ date less than three months away, readiness among Munster firms is lagging the rest of the country. It is worrying that almost one in five Munster small businesses do not yet have a plan in place in relation to GDPR and 56% say they have only started preparing.”
Don’t leave it too late – start planning for the GDPR now
Following the success of our recent courses in Dublin and Galway, we are delighted to announce we are bringing our certified GDPR training to Munster. Our course addresses the key concerns arising from the Regulation, including:
- The applicable fines;
- When and how to report a breach;
- How to update your policies and procedures to be compliant;
- The data protection officer role and whether your organisation will require one; and
- The difference between the existing Irish Data Protection Act and the GDPR.
Limerick – 16 April 2018
Cork – 23 April 2018
Galway – 15 May 2018
Learn from the experts what preparations your organisation will need to make on our one-day GDPR Foundation course in Dublin, Limerick, Cork or Galway. Reserve your seat today.