AIIM InSights – Understanding GDPR Readiness in 2017

Understanding GDPR with AIIM

AIIM InSights in partnership with DocuWare have recently published a report titled “Understanding GDPR Readiness in 2017” 

AIIM is a non profit organisation with a mission “to ensure that information professionals understand the current and future challenges of managing information assets.”

You can download the full report here

Key Report Findings

1. Thirty-two percent of respondents have GDPR projects in place preparing for the May 2018 enforcement. Six percent say they are fully prepared.
2. Twenty-three percent of respondents feel they will be fully prepared for GDPR by May 2018. Thirty-two percent will still be planning for GDPR.
3. Thirty-one percent of respondents cite data loss or exposure due staff negligence or bad practices in the last 12 months. Sixteen percent cite internal or HR incidents due to unauthorized access.
4. Fourteen percent of respondents report exposure or loss of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on customers or citizens as a result of data breaches. Ten percent report loss or exposure of employee data.
5. Twenty-six percent of respondents say they understand the issues related to the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Nineteen percent indicate they are fully prepared to appoint a DPO.
6. Fifty percent of our respondents agree that GDPR requires a holistic approach across the enterprise. Thirty-nine percent feel that strong Information Governance (IG) practices are key to managing data privacy.
7. Seventy-four percent of respondents will focus on developing strong Information Governance (IG) policies. Fifty-seven percent will conduct awareness training and implement data cleansing exercises to ensure data quality and integrity.

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