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Are you ready for the new era of data protection?

With the GDPR now in force, explore the findings from our Readiness Assessments, compiled over two years and across 15 different industry sectors, and consider how well prepared is your business?


In 2016, we launched our GDPR Readiness Assessment Tool (RAT). This tool was used in over 220 major client engagements, supporting some of the world's leading organisations and government bodies to understand their data protection maturity levels.

We’ve compiled the aggregate statistics arising from the assessments into an interactive summary that allows you to explore the findings yourself.

The statistics show that organisations have had to travel a significant distance from their starting point to levels of acceptable GDPR compliance. Our four point maturity matrix sets ‘three’ as a notional compliance level and most organisations were performing considerably below that level at the point they engaged with us.

Please note that these statistics are a snapshot in time and don't represent the maturity levels achieved by clients at the end of their GDPR journey on 25 May 2018, but rather when they began their journey.

Explore the data by industry or assessment categories

Industry sector Assessment categories
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A maturity score of 3 indicates notional compliance in this Assessment Category
Data protection architecture
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Can PwC complete a risk assessment for my organisation?

Now that we're in a GDPR live environment, we've developed a Completeness Assessment Tool (the CAT) to replace our Readiness Assessment Tool.

The CAT is a gap analysis and benchmarking tool that helps organisations understand where they sit in relation to 'good' standards of compliance. The findings from the assessment can be used to help prioritise remediation and change activity, inform risk decisions, measure maturity over time or in different areas of the business and, similar to the RAT, can also provide sectoral insights and benchmarking.

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Fedelma Good

Fedelma Good

Director, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7730 598342