With the launch of the General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR) just a hundred days away, a key question is how many companies are ready to comply.
A recent report by Forrester Research, based on a survey of 3,195 security officers in companies with more than 20 employees in the United States and nine other countries, found that nearly 30% of respondents considered to be in line with the GDPR.
But Forrester analyst and report writer, Enza Iannopollo, notes in "GDPR readiness: GDPR preparation progresses, but strategies rely too much on IT" [fee required] at least some of these companies did not actually do the required work, such as data discovery, data classification, data flow maps, and gap analysis. Instead, she found that many companies seem to simply rely on their IT departments to meet specific requirements, such as handling data breach notifications.
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