European Data Protection Digest

Study: Laws Result in Budget Increases

DATA PROTECTION—EU

March 9, 2012

Help Net Security reports on a recent survey showing that changes to EU data protection law will mean increased security budgets. The survey was released in the wake of the announcement by EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding on the proposed data protection framework, the report states. Among its findings, the study indicates that 54 percent of network security managers surveyed "believe that automating audits would reduce the organisation's risk of violating the law," with some respondents pointing to the need for company security standards or strict compliance strategies with "data security awareness program across the organisations" to reduce compliance risks.
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