Weekend Poll Results: GDPR’s Early Impact

With thanks to all who participated, here are your responses to my latest Weekend Poll … How has GDPR legislation impacted you to date?

84% of respondents were already aware of this EU legislation

… and that represents readers from different continents. It’s unsurprising that the great majority of European respondents were already familiar with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, also known as GDPR. Beyond European borders, two out of every three respondents were also familiar with GDPR prior to reading my post last week.

 

The majority of you are confident in your GDPR knowledge

I didn’t break this question down by geographic locations, but the good news is that 72% of readers were able to give a 3 or higher rating out of 5, with 5 being the highest possible rating. This legislation extends beyond Europe’s borders, and I know that readers in England and Scotland – where I presented this Spring – were already paying close attention to its impact on their respective employers.

47% of respondents reported that they or their colleagues had already received GDPR training. One thing I didn’t ask is whether you secured such training through your employers or your professional associations. Let’s take a moment now to check that out.

 

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Email overload for some

Scroll down for detailed results, and check out just how many GDPR-related emails some of your counterparts have been receiving!

 

THE DATA

Were you familiar with the GDPR term before reading this article?

  • 57% of respondents: Yes – and I live within the EU
  • 27% of respondents: Yes – and I live outside the EU
  • 13% of respondents: No – and I live outside the EU
  • 3% of respondents: No – and I live within the EU

 

On a scale of 1 (no knowledge) to 5 (well informed), how confident are you in your knowledge of GDPR?

  • 1 out of 5 (no knowledge): 14% of respondents
  • 2 out of 5: 14% of respondents
  • 3 out of 5: 27% of respondents
  • 4 out of 5: 21% of respondents
  • 5 out of 5 (well informed): 24% of respondents

 

Have you or colleagues received any GPDR training?

  • 40% of respondents: Yes – and I live within the EU
  • 27% of respondents: No – and I live outside the EU
  • 13% of respondents: No – and I live within the EU
  • 7% of respondents: Yes – and I live outside the EU
  • 13% of respondents selected “Other”. One reader’s comments suggested they’d received no training and were unsure of whether colleagues had been provided training.  Another respondent is a sole employee/trader. Other comments were as follows.
    • I haven’t but colleagues have and we are in the EU
    • Also those out of EU received training as well

 

Has GDPR had any direct impact on your work?

  • 50% of respondents: Yes – and I work in the EU
  • 39% of respondents: No – and I live outside the EU
  • 7% of respondents: No – and I work in the EU
  • 0% of respondents: Yes – and I live outside the EU
  • 4% of respondents selected “Other”. One reader commented, “Not mine personally but the business as a whole, yes”.

 

For EU readers only: How many GDPR-related emails do you estimate you’ve received in recent weeks?

  • 11% of respondents: 0
  • 0% of respondents: 1- 9
  • 0% of respondents: 10 – 19
  • 17% of respondents: 20 – 39
  • 28% of respondents: 40 – 59
  • 11% of respondents: 60 – 79
  • 0% of respondents: 80 – 99
  • 16.5% of respondents: 100 – 199
  • 16.5% of respondents: >200

 

For non-EU readers only: How many GDPR-related emails do you estimate you’ve received in recent weeks?

  • 25% of respondents: 0
  • 33% of respondents: 1- 9
  • 17% of respondents: 10 – 19
  • 17% of respondents: 20 – 39
  • 8% of respondents: 40 – 59
  • 0% of respondents: 60 – 79
  • 0% of respondents: 80 – 99
  • 0% of respondents: 100 – 199
  • 0% of respondents: >200

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