• UK businesses still not fully GDPR compliant

        • Despite GDPR now being in full effect, new research has revealed how many businesses are still not fully GDPR compliant.

          A survey of 1,021 UK workers carried out by digital marketing agency, MarketingSignals.com, revealed that more than 1 in 3 businesses (37%) confess they are still not following the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

          When quizzed on the ways businesses are not following this regulation, 35 per cent said they are still sending marketing emails without the expressed consent.

          31 per cent revealed they still have the data of those who haven’t agreed to opt in to having their data stored.

          More than 1 in 5 (27%) revealed that they haven’t secured the data in case of a ransomware attack.

          This was followed by a further 22 per cent who say they have a longer process for those choosing to opt out from receiving information.

          Hidden privacy-friendly choices (14%) rounded off the list of the top five ways businesses are still not GDPR compliant.

          Gareth Hoyle, Managing Director at MarketingSignals.com said, “the research shows there are many ways that businesses are admitting to not following the newly enforced GDPR regulations. GDPR is the most fundamental change to ever happen to data privacy, so it is imperative that businesses follow this and complete the process as soon as possible.

          “Businesses need to understand that acting responsibly and ethically with customer data is crucial to protect and enhance brand reputation and ensure customer trust. Not only this, but it will enhance the quality of data collected which is a good thing for UK businesses.”

          Surprisingly, 17 per cent admitted they are still unsure as to what the benefits of being GDPR compliant are.

          According to the survey, those working in technology were revealed as the worst culprits when it comes to GDPR compliance with 42 per cent, followed by those within the retail sector (26%). 

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