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Only 29% of EU organizations are GDPR compliant


Six months after the deadline, only 29% of EU-based organizations have fully implemented the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), leaving them susceptible to major penalties, according to a Thursday report from IT Governance.

GDPR came into effect on May 25, 2018, and applies to all organizations that handle data from EU residents, regardless of the organization's location or where the data is processed. If an organization fails to comply with GDPR, the maximum penalty is a fine of 4% of its global annual revenue.

SEE: EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy (Tech Pro Research)

Nearly 60% of the 210 firms surveyed across EU industries EU said they were aware of the changes to data subject access requests (DSARs), but only 29% said they had plans to adapt their processes to address those changes. If DSARs are managed incorrectly, data subjects,file complaints, and fines can be issued, the report noted.

As part of GDPR compliance, organizations need to...(continued)

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