EU data protection regulation: preparation only slow progress comes concerns that it creates their organization on time until May 25, 2018 to prepare according to the uniform EU data protection requirements

more than 70 percent have IT decision makers. The preparation for the EU DSGVO (EU data protection regulation, English: GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation) is often only slowly progressing. Often lack a comprehensive understanding of the EU DSGVO relationship and the responsibility for the compliance with the statutory regulations in the handling of data is not always clear. Companies also struggle with the responsibilities.

these are the main findings of a recent survey among 750 European CIOs and IT managers from Germany, France and Britain to the EU DSGVO, conducted in December 2016 by opinion matters on behalf of NetApp and NetApp has now presented. The study “NetApp cloud GDPR response survey EMEA findings II presents current developments to the cloud usage and security apart from the preparations to the EU DSGVO.

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so the investigation draws serious differences on how to prepare companies for the 25 may 2018. Ending on the date the transitional period – and the EU DSGVO is obligatory in the European internal market, which actually a pressure to act for many economic operators would have to emerge. But only 37 percent of the respondents have invested so far in addition according to the study, to implement law compliant data protection processes. This value should be far higher. Because companies must align their business on a data-driven future and avoid Additionally draconian fines, which lead to violations of the EU DSGVO.

NetApp according to the sticking point, deadline to implement the EU DSGVO in compliance is. The copyright of the data remains the owner. According to EU DSGVO Furthermore, anyone who processes data, is responsible and can be held liable for infringements. However, the compliance responsibility lies with the company that generates the data for 51 per cent of respondents. The company is responsible for 46 percent of the managers, which processes the data.

turn 37 percent of the respondents see it as the cloud provider’s task to make sure the data compliance. It is true that all of the mentioned groups will be individually responsible for the data that handle, according to NetApp. Positively considered the multiple responses to the survey indicate so on a basic understanding of “shared responsibility”, which will apply in the handling of personal data. However, the low response rates illustrate the insecurity which prevails among the CIOs and IT managers in the economic area EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

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the confusion over the responsibilities in terms of compliance traced according to the study on lack of knowledge about, what with the new EU rules for protecting data is connected. Although knowledge is highest, in Germany, but only 17 percent of respondents in Germany, to have fully understood the EU DSGVO. France occupies two with 15 percent of space, followed by Britain, where 12 percent report is comprehensive know-how. 47 percent of all respondents acknowledged knowing ‘something’ about the regulation. Although only a year remains for the implementation, nine percent don’t know yet, what is the EU DSGVO. The low level of awareness is reflected in concerns. So prepared the date see 73 per cent of all respondents worry, because it threatens their business through drastic fines if they not timely comply with the privacy regulations.

only 37 per cent of the European IT Manager to specify that your company has invested in addition to prepare for the deadline. Germany is best here. 27 percent of German participants that have set specialists, which have data protection expertise. In France, 20% traded in the UK, and 17 percent of respondents so. 14 percent of all respondents have taken but don’t no precautions.

while these preparations are crucial – particularly given the growing importance of data for business success. So IDC market research institute predicts exponential data growth, as a result of 80 billion of networked devices in the Internet of things ( IoT ) in the year 2025.

for 29 percent of the respondents, the fulfillment of legal requirements is a major motivation for the use of the cloud. This indicates that compliance still no matter outstanding businesses, even when it comes to business-critical decisions such as the use of the cloud.

“the cloud changed the action in the business environment remains continuously. Here, the data protection regulation proves to groundbreaking legislation. It lays the Foundation for our data-driven future. Also strong incentives for all businesses stuck in it, handle the personal data of EU citizens to provide a robust framework for data protection. Directors and managers are not sure but in the proper handling of data. This is both surprising and disturbing, because the ‘data-compliance’ is the heart of the EU DSGVO. Compliance understanding of the companies and their ability to assume the responsibility for all data that handle, affect immediately, whether they can avoid future penalties. “If only half of the NetApp respondents understand some of it, what is the EU DSGVO, tells us this clearly: we have still a long way to go – and it remains only a year to cope with him”, so Dr. Dierk Schindler, head of EMEA legal & global legal shared services at NetApp, to the survey results.


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