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Half of UK businesses “lack basic knowledge” of incoming EU data protection laws

A recently published survey suggest many UK businesses are still in the dark about how the recently approved EU Data Protection Act, which could come into force before the year's end, will impact them

A recently published survey of 850 senior IT decision makers across Europe revealed a lack of basic knowledge about the EU Data Protection Act, with 50 per cent of the 250 British IT decision makers polled “completely unaware” of the impending regulation. The results could have serious implications for providers of cloud services and their customers, particularly those that handle large volumes of personal data.