Like any major payments or data security initiative in Europe, the awareness of what a project entails varies by country.
IT decision makers at small to medium-size businesses in France, the U.K., Germany and Italy have the most awareness and good levels of knowledge about GDPR. In comparison, one in 10 respondents in Denmark and Norway had no awareness of GDPR at all earlier this year.
In the majority of regions surveyed, IT professionals are unlikely to say that they have a "good knowledge," about incoming regulations, preferring instead to say that they are aware of "some of the details." This could reflect both the complexity of the regulations themselves, and an overall lack of awareness outside of the larger businesses, corporations and financial institutions.