A recent poll has found that the majority of those surveyed, 68% think that organisations have not taken the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seriously and are still not compliant.
The Infosecurity Europe 2019 poll asked if respondents believe that GDPR regulators are being too relaxed when it comes to enforcing standards and following up with organisations, with almost half (47%) agreeing that they were.
Governance, risk and compliance continue to be a key issue being faced by the cybersecurity industry and is also one of the top trends within the cybersecurity industry in 2019, according to Infosecurity Magazine’s second annual State of Cybersecurity Report, which is based on interviews with industry professionals from across the globe and is scheduled to be launched at Infosecurity Europe, this year.
The research showed that despite compliance being the standout industry trend in the 2018 report, it has dropped in the 2019 report. That said, the respondents indicated that regulatory controls will remain a driver in the EU and beyond. Others mention the failures of data protection regulators to actually push the regulatory charges. However, they believe GDPR and other compliance regulations have done a lot to promote the cause for effective incident response.