The General Data Protection Regulation will affect all areas of a business, and despite the UK voting to leave the EU the regulation will still be enforced.

The UK has the second highest number of data breaches in the world, Gemalto has revealed, and you can expect this to increase significantly as GDPR requires businesses to report all data breaches.

The GDPR Conference Europe recently surveyed businesses across the UK to measure their understanding of the prospective impacts of the GDPR. The findings showed an acute need for further training on the implications of GDPR, and how to prepare before it becomes law in May next year.

The survey results showed that 92.3% of businesses believe GDPR is applicable to their business, yet 62% have no plans in place to prepare for GDPR.

A minority of the businesses surveyed said they were starting to prepare for GDPR with internal meetings and training, but over one-third of businesses reported having very limited knowledge of GDPR or what they need to do to get ready for its implementation, causing further obstacles to getting GDPR ready.

GDPR Summit Series is a global series of GDPR events which will help marketers to prepare to meet the requirements of the GDPR ahead of May 2018 and beyond. Further information and conference details are available at

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