With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into place on the 25th May this year, there are still a concerning amount of new businesses that are not fully prepared for the changes.
Of the 4,000 start-ups surveyed by email service provider Mailjet, it was the banking and insurance sectors that were found to be the readiest, with construction and real-estate being the least prepared.
Pierre Puchois, chief technology officer at Mailjet, commented, “Launching a startup today means doing so amongst a sea of pre-existing regulations, and the best founders won’t ignore this. They have an opportunity to build their systems right from the very beginning and avoid penalties such as those GDPR will impose.
“Mailjet itself is now GDPR-compliant and ISO 27001 certified, which shows that attaining the highest levels of data privacy and security IS something accomplishable by SMBs and startups, and not just the big guys,”