Aaarh! Most Companies Still Lack Focus on GDPR Compliance: Pirate-Themed Spiceworks Report

We can’t discuss customer data without mentioning privacy. Or maybe we can: 57% of respondents to a Spiceworks survey seem to be ignoring it, insofar as they said their company hasn’t allocated budget to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect next May, or they don’t know if funds are allocated. The rate is 69% for North American companies, which are only affected if they store data about EU persons. But it’s also 44% for companies in Europe, where there’s no doubt the regulations and their stiff non-compliance penalties will apply. Incidentally, the report has cool interactive features that let you break down answers by region and company size. It also has a pirate theme.