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A recent General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) readiness survey undertaken by the leading specialist law firm, Technology Law Alliance, shows that only 18% of UK and multi-national organisations are ‘highly confident’ that they will meet the deadline next May, for compliance with the new GDPR. Jagvinder Kang, Co-founder and Director of Technology Law Alliance, comments: “On the face of it, this seems to be a shocking figure, but it can be understood if you consider the challenges which organisations are facing.”

The survey results showed that the biggest challenges which organisations face, are dealing with the large number of systems on which data is stored and processed, and the lack of internal resource and know-how about GDPR. Kang explains: “Large organisations have complex systems and interactions with large numbers of databases. Although some organisations may have thought that Cloud Computing would simplify IT conceptually, it can give rise to problems...

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