European Data Protection Digest

Study: Companies Lack Knowledge, Training

DATA PROTECTION—IRELAND

February 25, 2011

A study conducted by the Irish Computer Society shows that Irish businesses have a "severe lack of knowledge of data protection requirements," reports Business & Leadership. The "Data Protection and Practices Survey 2011" polled 286 IT personnel, more than half of whom said they don't feel they have received sufficient data protection training, and one in five don't feel they know their legal data protection responsibilities. Other findings indicate that companies' senior management don't give data protection "due consideration" and that companies are hesitant to report data breaches. According to the report, several respondents noted that "those who come out and report get in trouble, so there's no motivation to report."
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