‘Almost half of businesses reported to ICO since GDPR came into effect’, says report

27 August 2021

Almost half of UK enterprises (43%) have been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over a breach, either actual or potential. This is according to a new report from encrypted storage company, Apricorn, which found that a third of the companies notified the ICO themselves, while a tenth were reported by somebody else. A further 9% of the respondents said they did not know if the breach had been reported or not. Respondents also said they struggle to identify and locate data (33%), understand data obligations (31%) and adequately secure data (25%). Apricorn polled 100 UK IT decision-makers from large enterprises.