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GDPR's First-Year Impact by the Numbers

The latest statistics on GDPR spending, compliance rates, enforcement, and consumer attitudes on privacy protection.
Enterprise Budgets Swell
Time Spent on GDPR Compliance Will Remain High
The Compliance and Privacy Progress Needle Still Sticking
Registered Data Protection Officers Continue to Increase
Enforcement Action Ramped up Quickly
Consumer Awareness Grows, But People Are Cynical
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It has been a year since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline kicked in, and in that time the landmark privacy and cybersecurity regulatory rules have made waves worldwide among enterprises with European connections. GDPR has raised the bar for privacy and security awareness at the board level, as well as assured continued increases in security and compliance spending at most large organizations in the coming years.

Of course, the efficacy of the regulation still remains a point of contention. Consumer surveys show that many European citizens are still skeptical about the benefits they've received from GDPR protections so far, and enterprise surveys show that compliance is still a work in progress.

Here are some of the latest statistics that offer up signposts of where we are with GDPR at the one-year anniversary.

 
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