25% of Irish companies may not be GDPR-compliant – Equinix
A new survey released by data centre operator Equinix has shown that 25% of Irish IT decision-makers are greatly concerned that their organisation does not comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
76% of IT decision-makers questioned as part of the survey revealed that complying with data protection regulations is main aim for their company’s technology strategy, 44% also said that amendments to regulatory requirements around data privacy are dangerous for their business.
Maurice Mortell, Managing Director for Ireland at Equinix, commented on the survey results. He pointed to the fact that Irish business communities are attempting to become more compliant, they are choosing interconnection – or private connectivity – to address many of the dangers linked with being a digital enterprise in the current business world.
Managing Director for Ireland at Equinix, Maurice Mortell said: “As global and Irish business communities strive to become more compliant, they are choosing interconnection – or private connectivity – to mitigate many of the risks associated with being a digital enterprise today. The fact that a quarter of Irish enterprises might be exposing themselves – and their customers – to data infringements is very worrying. It highlights the need for businesses here to seize responsibility and ensure they are taking all of the necessary steps to be truly compliant.”