GDPR Readiness Survey 2019

May 30, 2019

As a consultancy providing advice and support on GDPR, Xynics have come across many businesses who despite all the hype and news surrounding the GDPR, still have not done anything to become compliant themselves.

We're almost at the 12 month anniversary of the GDPR becoming law and any business that handles Personal Data should be compliant or nearing completion of their compliance project.

Particularly in the SME sector, the common reasons we're seeing are "I'm too small, it doesn't apply to me", "We don't have the expertise and cannot afford to get help" or "We only handle employee information" or "We only work with businesses so it doesn't apply to us".

There have been many surveys conducted showing wildly differing statistics on compliance, suggesting anywhere between 30% and 80% of businesses would be GDPR compliant by May 2019. One survey even stated that over 50% of businesses felt they would never be 100% compliant!

The UK has approximately 5.7 million businesses, and we want to try and establish the level of compliance and support needed. If we can prove there is a need for financial and professional support, we can go to the regulators and larger corporates who might "sponsor" helping smaller businesses to become compliant, either with professional advice and guidance free of charge, or funding a consultancy like Xynics to help those businesses reach and stay compliant.

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