Written by Laura Edwards. Published on Fresh Business Thinking.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force in 2018. But do you know what your business needs to do to prepare?
The GDPR Conference Europe recently surveyed businesses across the UK to measure their understanding of the prospective impacts of the GDPR. The findings showed an acute need for further training on the implications of GDPR, and how to prepare before it becomes law in May next year.
The survey results showed that 92.3% of businesses believe GDPR is applicable to their business, yet 62% have no plans in place to prepare for GDPR.
A minority of the businesses surveyed said they were starting to prepare for GDPR with internal meetings and training, but over one-third of businesses reported having very limited knowledge of GDPR or what they need to do to get ready for its implementation, causing further obstacles to getting GDPR ready.
Given the landslide figure that agreed GDPR is applicable to their business, this survey has shown a distinct need amongst UK businesses for thorough training on the impact it will have on business critical processes.
In fact, 91% of those surveyed agreed that a conference would provide the right platform for them to learn how to make their business GDPR compliant.
As a result, GDPR Conference Europe have decided to offer a reader discount of £200 off tickets. The conference will provide a much-needed framework to help businesses prepare for GDPR.
Book here now to benefit from your £200 discount by using the code ‘ReaderOffer’!
Written by Laura Edwards.