Most Companies Will Miss GDPR Compliance Deadline: Crowd Research Partners

You may think of GDPR as a marketing problem, but IT or information security is in charge of compliance at 52% of companies, with legal or compliance running the show at 28% and marketing nowhere on the list. Just 40% of the firms will be ready to comply when GDPR when it goes into effect on May 25 and fewer than half are doing anything beyond taking an inventory of user data. A frightening 57% said they don’t always notify clients and authorities when a data breach happens…which is why rules like GDPR are needed in the first place. There’s no geographic breakdown of the respondents – presumably, GDPR readiness is higher in Europe.