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Sunday, 25 February

FTSE 350 - General Data Protection Awareness Good

The Government will soon be introducing its new Data Protection Bill to Parliament. With this almost certain to come into effect next May, implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check has, for the first time, included questions about data protection.

The resulting report found:

  • Awareness of GDPR was good, with almost all firms (97 per cent) aware of the new regulation.
  • Almost three quarters (71 per cent) of firms said they were somewhat prepared to meet the GDPR requirements, with only 6 per cent being fully prepared.
  • Just 13 per cent said GDPR was regularly considered by their board.
  • 45 per cent of Boards say they are most concerned with meeting GDPR requirements relating to an individual’s right to personal data deletion

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced guidance for organisations on implementing the regulation, including a checklist for businesses on the actions they need to take along with a series of interactive workshops and webinars.

The ICO will also produce guidance for organisations about the responsibilities under the GDPR and individuals on their rights under the GDPR.

Picture: The FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check has, for the first time, included questions about data protection

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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