New UK Data Protection Index to “shine a light” on what the privacy industry really thinks.
The DPO Centre and Data Protection World Forum have announced a major new initiative to build a representative panel of UK based data protection officers who will contribute their views through regular online surveys.
The UK Data Protection Index will provide unique insight into the development of the privacy industry as it evolves over time. The Index questions will cover a range of topics including organisational strategy, resources, budgets, the response to current issues such as coronavirus and the relative importance of specific concerns.
Data protection is one of the fastest growing areas of business in the UK. When the UK leaves the EU at the end of the year protection issues will significantly increase for many companies. Responding to Covid-19 has meant recording ever more personal, and sometimes sensitive, data on customers. This trend is only set to continue.
Nick James, chief executive of GRC World Forums, which includes DPWF, said: “A community of practitioners which continues to grow in importance as a profession deserves the best possible insight into its position and development. We will be shining a light on what data protection professionals really think about the things that matter most.”
Rob Masson, chief executive of the DPO Centre, said: “The DPO Centre is very excited to be involved with the UK Data Protection Index. Being the first survey of its kind that has been specifically designed to reveal detailed insights into the opinions of UK data protection professionals, it will help shape the future of the sector, provide clarity on the key issues, and ultimately deliver tangible and ongoing benefit to the industry.”
If you are a An independent data protection expert whose role includes the monitoring of internal compliance, advising on data protection obligations and acting as a contact point for data subjects and the supervisory authority.... and you would like to join the anonymous panel that regularly contributes to the UK Data Protection Index, register here.