A majority of the UK’s companies seem to be taking the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) very seriously, new figures have revealed.
According to research from recruitment firm Robert Half, two-thirds of the country’s firms are taking on extra staff to make sure they comply with the new regulations, which are set to come into law on 25 May 2018.
The survey, which polled 400 companies, also discovered that 64% of chief information officers plan to employ temporary staff to cope with the changes under the GDPR.
Designed to bring new EU regulations on how personal data is handled into UK law, the GDPR will give the Information Commissioner’s Office the power to hand out potentially huge fines to those that don’t comply.
Phil Sheridan, a senior managing director at Robert Half, said: ‘The GDPR is the latest piece of legislation to evolve the compliance and regulatory landscape in the UK and across Europe.
‘As demand for candidates with the required technical and project management skills reaches fever pitch, business should seek out those with the transferable skills required to ensure compliance.’
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