Opinion of IT professionals on which countries will most enforce GDPR in Europe 2017

This statistic shows the results of a 2017 survey on the opinion of IT decision makers from the United Kingdom (UK), France, Germany and the United States on which European countries will enforce the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) most rigorously. During the survey, 76 percent of respondents stated that they thought Germany would enforce the EU GDPR most strongly.

Ranking of EU countries that will enforce the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) most rigorously according to IT professionals in France, Germany, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States in 2017*

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Release date

May 2017


Europe, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Survey time period

April 17 to May 9, 2017

Number of respondents

500 respondents

Special properties

IT decision makers of organisations with 1,000+ employees;

Supplementary notes

* The original question was stated as follows: "Which of the following EU countries do you believe will enforce the EU GDPR the most rigorously?"
** Another European country (please specify): Austria; Denmark (x2); Luxembourg; Sweden (x2).

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