Survey Reveals That Many Companies Are Behind Schedule to Achieve Global Data Protection Regulation Compliance


Mark Schreiber and Ashley Winton commented on a McDermott-sponsored study in which half of the businesses surveyed said they will not be in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation by the May 25, 2018, deadline. “Compliance is more than just updating your privacy policy, and so it is heartening to see so much wholesale change to workflows and an appreciation that business-as-usual processing will change after May 25,” Mr. Winton said. “However, it is particularly interesting to see which sectors are making the most effort to get into compliance, as it is not just consumer or retail facing companies.”