UK Data Protection Index


The index, launched by The DPO Centre and Data Protection World Forum at the end of July, is based on a survey of a panel of UK data protection and privacy professionals that will be repeated quarterly to monitor their evolving opinions and industry trends.


UK Data Protection Index: first findings report found

  • Data protection profession calls for greater investment as privacy issues grow in importance
  • Impact of Brexit is a key concern as dataflows between the UK and rest of world become more complex
  • Majority of practitioners believe UK is ahead of other countries in how it manages data protection and privacy


Data protection professionals are calling out for more investment for internal resources, software systems and staff training, but only a quarter expect their budget to increase in the next 12 months, according to the findings of the first UK Data Protection Index.

Rob Masson, CEO of The DPO Centre, said: “Data protection is one of the fastest growing areas of business in the UK and Covid-19 has placed it firmly at the top of the agenda for most companies.  The initial findings from the  Index show how vital it is for organisations to get this right because it impacts across every part of your business from employees, to clients to dealing with regulatory authorities.”

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