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Daily Dashboard | Advocates question GDPR impact, some German businesses aren’t prepared Related reading: Perspective: Embedding privacy in our day-to-day lives

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There is some concern in Germany that the General Data Protection Regulation will create legal uncertainty in the country, DW.com reports. A legal study from the University of Kassel discovered important internet services are not covered under the GDPR. "All modern challenges in data privacy, like social networks, big data, search engines, cloud computing, ubiquitous computing and other technical applications are completely ignored in the written regulation," said University of Kassel professor Alexander Roßnagel. He added it would create a “more complicated” legal situation. Another study conducted by Germany’s digital association Bitkom found many companies are not prepared for the regulation. The study revealed 32 percent of businesses with more than 20 employees know what steps they need to take to comply with the GDPR, but will put off dealing with the reforms, while another 12 percent of businesses have not heard of the GDPR. Editor’s Note: Find new EU data protection training incorporating the GDPR, plus a GDPR Boot Camp, and much more at the IAPP Data Protection Congress, in Brussels, 7-10 Nov.
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