New Deloitte poll shows only one-third of responding organizations are GDPR-compliant .

Although the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect May 25, 2018, the majority of organizations are not currently prepared to meet GDPR requirements, according to a recent Deloitte international poll.

On June 22, 2018, a Deloitte Dbriefs webcast titled “EU General Data Protection Regulation: practical steps for compliance” polled more than 490 professionals involved in their organizations’ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance efforts. One-third of respondents (32.7 percent) hope to be compliant within 2018. And, 11.7 percent plan to take a “wait and see” approach amid uncertainty over how EU regulators in various countries will enforce the new regulation. The poll results are clear – only 34.5 percent of respondents say their organizations can defensibly demonstrate compliance with the new data privacy rules today.

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