According to an IDC study, 44 percent of the companies surveyed have not yet taken action, and 27 percent do not believe they are ready by the May deadline.
As a result, many in the IT, departmental departments and CRM managers may take the GDPR change lightly. In many places, there has still been no review and analysis of the previous processes. Time is running out and it is difficult to draw up a concrete action plan on your own.
“There is no other explanation for the fact that 44 percent of the organizations surveyed by IDC have not yet taken action. Nearly a third, or 27 percent, said they did not expect to be ready by the deadline. Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular are lagging behind, with 39 percent skeptical that they have implemented the necessary processes and measures in good time.”
Ignorance and a lack of transparency about the paragraph jungle are increasingly the causes of the lack of action so far. The management and also the employees lack know-how and practical examples. Where do we have to start? What needs to be done by when? How do I have to adapt my software? These or similar questions are currently being asked by those responsible. In many companies, the affected bodies and processes that come into contact with personal data are often hardly known or not known at all. According to this, those responsible should immediately build up comprehensive know-how and start the project in their own company.
The countdown is on: what you can achieve in the remaining 4 months!
We are regionally in Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt for you and offer you support in our roadshow for the implementation of the new GDPR. The data protection expert, Ralf Schulze, provides a practical overview of the points of the new regulation. It provides important definitions of concepts and creates transparency about paragraphs, rights and obligations. This gives you security of action in the daily handling of your personal data and no increased sanctions.