A survey conducted by Reuters finds the majority of European regulators will not be ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Of the 24 regulators polled, 17 said they either do not have the necessary funding or the proper powers in place to enforce the GDPR. “We’ve realized that our resources were insufficient to cope with the new missions given by the GDPR,” CNIL President Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin said. Regulators do not have the enforcement abilities needed for the new rules as their countries have not updated their laws to include the GDPR. The majority of respondents said they will react and investigate to complaints based on merit, while a few said they would take a proactive approach. Editor's Note: Müge Fazlioglu, CIPP/US, analyzed the changes in DPA staffing and income from 2011 to 2016 in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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