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Less than a fifth of large UK and multi-national organisations say that they are highly confident they’ll meet GDPR compliance requirements on time, a new report says.

According to the General Data Protection Regulation survey conducted by Technology Law Alliance, just 18 per cent of companies will be ready for GDPR in May 2018.

The report says that a large number of systems that tore and process data, as well as the lack of internal resource and know-how, are these companies’ biggest challenges.

The report also says this problem isn’t exactly drawing the full attention of the Boards in respective organisations, even though it should be. “With the ‘high confidence’ figure for GDPR compliance by 25th May 2018 being at such a low level, one would assume that this would have the attention of the Boards of the respective organisations,” it says.

Yet 51 per cent of respondents said regular Board level reporting was undertaken in respect of GDPR readiness.

Source : IT Portal