A survey has revealed that organisations across Europe still aren’t compliant with the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), even though the Regulation came into effect three months ago.
Only 34.5% of respondents to Deloitte’s study said they could demonstrate compliance with the GDPR. Another 32.7% hope to be ready by the end of 2018, and 11.7% said they are taking a ‘wait-and-see’ approach to compliance.
The requirements surrounding data sharing and third parties have been a consistent problem for surveyed organisations. The GDPR makes organisations equally responsible for the security of information shared with vendors and service providers. They are expected to know exactly what data third parties hold and how they are keeping it secure.
However, 56% of surveyed organisations said they hadn’t finished determining what data third parties have or how the GDPR could affect contract management. A further 10.2% said they hadn’t even begun to address the Regulation’s requirements for third parties.
Become a GDPR expert
The struggle for GDPR compliance often comes down to a lack of knowledge. Few organisations understand the Regulation’s requirements, and even fewer have qualified personnel to implement the necessary changes.
Almost all organisations were confronted with this problem when the GDPR came into force, but those that are now compliant did something to address the issue. Some appointed data protection specialists to oversee the compliance project, whereas others encouraged their existing staff to learn about the Regulation and implement its requirements.
This certainly isn’t a simple task, but it’s not as daunting as you might expect. With the help of IT Governance’s GDPR training courses, you can become a qualified expert within days.
Our one-day Certified EU GDPR Foundation Training Course provides a comprehensive overview of the GDPR, explaining the terms you need to know and the essential requirements you need to meet. It’s ideal for senior staff and those who handle personal data as part of their job.
Our four-day Certified EU GDPR Practitioner Training Course provides a more detailed look at the Regulation, giving you a practical understanding of the tools and methods for implementing an effective compliance framework. It’s ideal for anyone responsible for data protection, such as privacy, IT and project managers.