Report: London councils spending over £1million on GDPR

Preparations for the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is costing London councils over £1.2million to implement, according to a new policy paper published by Parliament Street.

Our researchers discovered that cash-strapped local authorities were spending between £25,000 and £300,000 to ensure all data standards were compliant by the deadline of 25th May 2018. The spending incurred included specialist compliance staffing, external consultancy and significant spending on GDPR management software.

Commenting on the research, Nick Felton, director of MHR Analytics said, “The GDPR is designed to add strengthen and unify existing law, and under this legislation London Borough Councils must understand what personal data they process, why they process it, how and who processes it and, importantly, the legal basis used to qualify the processing,” he said.

Read the report here: GDPR in Local Government 

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