EU’s General Data Protection Regulation unknown to most UK adults

By The News Desk|6 February 2017

A survey of 2,000 UK adults has revealed that almost 63% have never heard of the EU GDPR that will form the basis of coming UK data protection law,  with fewer than 10% having a detailed knowledge of the regulation; the remainder had either some knowledge or a general understanding.

More than 70% said that they had not been told anything about the GDPR yet by their employers, and when asked to state the maximum fine possible for a company found to have breached the regulation, just over 20% thought the maximum fine would be €1,000 or less rather than the correct maximum fine of €20m or 4% of annual worldwide turnover, whichever is larger.

Currently around 66% of all cloud services are judged to fall short of the standards required under the GDPR, around encryption, ownsership of data and password controls.

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