Privacy a Work in Progress on GDPR Anniversary

A year after the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union on May 25, 2018, the protection and privacy controls of personal data remain hot-button issues, according to a recent study.

In recognition of GDPR’s first anniversary, nCipher Security, a cyber security firm based in the United Kingdom, conducted a survey to gauge American attitudes about data privacy.

A key metric from the survey data indicated that protecting personal information has become of paramount importance for many Americans.

More than half (52%) of Americans said data privacy is important to them. Forty-one percent said protecting their personal information is their top concern. Thirty-two percent said safeguarding their personal data is as important to them as their own physical protection.

There’s a healthy amount of distrust among Americans about how organizations are using their personal information. Sixty-four percent said they don’t believe organizations are completely transparent with how they use their customers’ personal data.

Almost half (49%) said they don’t trust companies to keep their private data secure.

Source: Associated Press