Experian and DataIQ have again partnered up to survey members of the DataIQ community on their preparations for GDPR. This instalment offers a fascinating understanding of progress and shows that the GDPR has now become “real” for many organisations.

Key findings include:

  • The most widely undertaken preparations are identifying third parties that personal data is shared with (48.3%) and company-wide data audits (43.3%).
  • Even among companies who are 'very' or 'somewhat prepared', GDPR is expected to have an impact on their business model. 32.9% of all organisations expect this effect to be high.
  • The biggest challenge facing organisations is agreeing how to interpret GDPR. 42.95% rank this number one, far above finding appropriate staff, auditing data suppliers and gaining budget.