Companies may think they are ready for GDPR, but their employees are not

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force this week – on May 25 – but 57 percent of employees still don’t know what they are supposed to do to protect personal data, according to a OnePoll survey of 1,000 employees undertaken for London-based Egress Software Technologies.

Tony Pepper, Egress’s CEO, said in a statement: “Over the past two years, GDPR has been effective in pushing data protection up the boardroom agenda, and technology and compliance teams have been working overtime to make sure their organisations are ready.” However, he sees “a worrying disconnect between what organisations have agreed at a corporate level versus the communication and education of employees who will need to act out these changes.”

Read more about the findings of the survey by Egress Software Technologies on ZDNet.