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Friday, 17th May 2013

Implications of the European Commissionís Proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation for Business

Source: Information Commissioner's Office (UK)

From Press Release:

40 per cent of companies don’t fully understand any of the ten main provisions being proposed

87 per cent unable to estimate likely costs of draft proposals to their business...

An independent survey commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office has found a clear lack of understanding across business around the proposed EU data reforms.

That uncertainty extends to businesses’ estimated cost expenditure on meeting their data protection responsibilities under the new law, bringing into question the data on costs found in existing evidence, for instance figures produced by the European Commission and Ministry of Justice.....

The study also found:

82 per cent of survey respondents were unable to quantify their current spending on data protection

Estimated average costs of data protection are skewed by a small number of observations by large organisations, who are more able to put a figure on their data protection expenditure

The vast majority of companies with over 250 employees or processing more than 100,000 records already employ a member of staff focused on data protection compliance, a key part of EU proposals

Key sectors need to be targeted with information about the plans: the service sector (specifically health and social work), financial and insurance services and public administration

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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