Data Privacy and Security

Why middle management and the board disagree on GDPR

A new global research study – conducted by Clearswift  – across the UK, US, Germany and Australia reveals that just 21% of middle management believe they are ready for GDPR. This compares to 41% of board members. We speak to Guy Bunker, SVP of products to get his take on the findings.  


Why do you think there is such a disconnect between the views of middle management and the board when it comes to GDPR?

In essence, the Board knows what should be going on (often what they are told is going on) however, the practice is often different – and that’s where the middle management and views from other staff come in. Shortcuts to working processes are frequently done to make things easier for the individual but also frequently create security issues. The classic example is emailing work to the individual’s home email account so they can work on it at home over the weekend… this is where talking to the staff to understand the reality is required to help improve processes without compromising security.


To continue reading...


« Typical 24: Annabel Thorburn, eCommera, Linked by Isobar


Millennials talk careers: James Taylor »

Recommended for You

Tech Cynic: VR, the never-popular technology

Tech Cynic – IT without the rose-tinted spectacles

Five months on, GDPR doubts remain for this lawyer

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

How can smart solutions help address Southeast Asia's urban challenges?

Keri Allan looks at the latest trends and technologies


Is your organization fully GDPR compliant?