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On BetaNews: With GDPR implementation only a few months away, a worrying new survey shows that 55 percent of UK businesses are still unaware of the GDPR regulations.The study by compliance solution also reveals that only 27 percent of businesses believe GDPR applies to them, despite 73 percent saying that they collect personal data on their customers -- a strong indication that GDPR does apply. […]




The results show only 35 percent of businesses have a record of consent to store their customers' data, seven percent never ask for consent, and 19 percent say they have sought permission but have no record of it. A further 33 percent of businesses believe they don't need a record of consent to collect and store their customers' data.

When asked about security, 23 percent believe they don't need to securely store and encrypt customer data, 13 percent don't know whether their data is secure or not, and 26 percent believe their data is secure but admit it is unencrypted.

"The headline figure that more than half of businesses are unaware of GDPR isn't shocking -- it's in line with many surveys conducted throughout the year," says Julian Saunders, CEO and founder of "What is concerning is that this figure does not appear to have changed much despite all the publicity surrounding GDPR."

Previous research by has shown that consumer awareness of GDPR is also low and that that 78 percent have recently been contacted by a business without their consent. […]

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Ian Barker, top 20 cybersecurity experts to follow, spent almost 20 years working with computers before he discovered that writing about them was easier than fixing them.Since then he's written for a number of computer magazines and is a former editor of PC Utilities.

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