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With less than one year to go before the GDPR is implemented, industry and regulators are getting ready to implement a piece of legislation which is set to be a significant game-changer across different sectors.


  • Regulators across Europe have been very active in launching guidelines to assist organizations in getting GDPR-ready. Each of them also has unique features and level of detail; such unique advice does not necessarily apply exclusively to one country, and should be followed by organizations anywhere.

Features and Benefits

  • This report provides detail of the progress regulators are making in helping industry to be ready for the GDPR next year.
  • It shows how pressure to improve privacy safeguards is coming more from regulators than from end users, for which privacy is not yet a differentiator.

Key questions answered

  • How are data protection authorities preparing for the GDPR?
  • How will GDPR impact businesses' key operational aspects?
  • How will Brexit affect the UK's implementation of the GDPR?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

The key aspects of the GDPR

  • What changes between the EU Data Protection Directive and the GDPR?
  • The GDPR's main source of operational changes and costs

How are regulators preparing for the GDPR?

  • Article 29 Working Party's guidelines
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • UK

How are privacy issues impacting communications markets?

  • Customers say they care about privacy in surveys…
  • … but they do not necessarily act accordingly
  • The three reasons why end users do not leave a service when privacy is breached


  • Glossary
  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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