echnology has transformed the fabric of society in ways no one could have imagined, and it has sparked a need for a review of the rules that govern the world’s data protection laws. On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the European Union (EU) to bring stricter rules around how organizations handle data privacy. The new laws will grant EU citizens more control over their data and force companies to more carefully examine how they collect, process and store data. However, even with years to prepare, are IT and cybersecurity professionals ready for the impact this will have on their organizations?
Avecto was curious about the level of awareness of IT and cybersecurity professionals have into preparations organizations have taken to meet these new regulations. In May 2018, Avecto surveyed 500 IT and cybersecurity professionals to see how familiar they were with the upcoming GDPR regulations. The survey explored IT and Security’s role in helping companies achieve compliance with the new guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union. 500 IT and cybersecurity professionals in the UK, North America, and Germany were included in the study to understand familiarity with the regulation, the data protection measures in place, and the protections they added to secure personal data.
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