|October 6, 2018||0|
Research from office products vendor Fellowes has revealed that office workers place GDPR low on their priority list compared to other day-to-day tasks.
The survey involved over 7,000 participants from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, and Poland.
According to the study, 90% of office staff are not challenged about the handling of personal information in compliance with GDPR. Instead, employees prioritised housekeeping chores, social behaviour and agreements/deadlines above the privacy of confidential information.
The research also found that 70% of those surveyed were unclear about who is responsible for GDPR, with 56% assuming it is the responsibility of management or the Data Protection Officer. Only 29% of employees were aware that everyone within a company is responsible for GDPR compliance.
Other key findings included:
Fellowes European Business Team Manager for Business Machines Johan Hereijgers said: “GDPR should be a priority as we are all responsible to comply with the regulation. Compliance doesn’t have to be overwhelming, it is easier to make small adjustments instead of big, immediate changes.”