We're Still Not Ready for GDPR? What is Wrong With Us?



GDPR_Thumb.pngSara Peters, Senior Editor at Darkreading wrote an excellent article about GDPR. It is both reprimanding and encouraging to get off our collective butts and do something about GDPR very soon. If potential penalties of 20 million euros or 4% of your global annual revenue, whichever is higher, don't help us obtain better budgets, then we're doing something wrong. The article starts out with:

"The canary in the coalmine died 12 years ago, the law went into effect 19 months ago, but many organizations still won't be ready for the new privacy regulations when enforcement begins in May.

If you've been comforting yourself with the thought "I'm sure there will be a grace period for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation," think again, pal, because this is the grace period, and it's almost over. May 25, 2018 enforcement actions for GDPR begin, many if not most of us aren't ready, and we really have no good excuse.

Two out of every five respondents to a new survey released Thursday by Thales stated that they don't believe they'll be fully prepared for GDPR when enforcement actions kick in, specifically 38% of respondents in the UK, 44% in Germany, and 35% in the US.

Other recent surveys turn up similar results. Aside from the fact that GDPR officially went into effect in 2016, why is this privacy law and the controls it requests coming as such a surprise? We should have seen this coming from 10 miles and 12 years away." I strongly recommend you read this article right now:

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/were-still-not-ready-for-gdpr-what-is-wrong-with-us-/a/d-id/1330422

Once you have read it, you'll understand the urgency. Then, go to the KnowBe4 Modstore and step through the Preview of the GDPR module. It's in English at the moment and will be available in 20 languages in the next 2 months:

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