Despite GDPR being less than a year away, 69% of UK C-Suite execs are neglecting GDPR compliance.
According to research by Calligo, only 31% of those surveyed said they had governance sponsorship for GDPR. Even more worryingly, a paltry 9% said that they were being given full support by their compliance departments.
The findings should paint a concerning picture in the run up to GDPR, the much anticipated legislation which will enforce legal requirements over how businesses can store and process that data. The figures suggest a lack of interest at the top of the business, despite six out of 10 saying that the profitability of their business would be affected by GDPR. A further 19% said that they expect the legislation to have a negative impact on their business, raising more concern about how the top flight are currently neglecting compliance.
The survey also revealed significant lag in specific areas of GDPR compliance; only 43% of companies had appointed a Data Protection Officer, with this number falling to 37% in the IT and Telecoms market.