A recent survey has re-affirmed the size of the task that awaits companies as the May 2018 deadline for General Data Protection Regulation compliance fast approaches.

Sixty per cent of senior executives surveyed by IT firm Bluesource listed staff as the biggest barrier to GDPR compliance, and other factors including IT systems and financial burdens were also major concerns.

The survey revealed 50% of companies have not yet taken steps to GDPR compliance, while 30% mistakenly still believe the regulation will not affect them.

Sean Hanford, information governance consultant at Bluesource, said the research across UK organisations indicated a gap remains between GDPR awareness and action.

“There must be a swift attitude change towards data protection and staff clearly require better skills so that they become more data savvy,” he said.

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