With the General Data Protection Regulation scheduled to take effect in one year, two new studies reveal that most firms have not taken steps to comply with the new European data privacy and data security regulations.

Only 16 percent of organizations surveyed by Guidance Software are currently in advance planning for GDPR, and 24 percent say they will not be ready for the May 25, 2018 deadline. Large organizations tend to be further along in preparing for the new regulations, which includes the ability to identify the data records of European citizens and determine where that data is being processed.

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