London council spend on GDPR soars

02nd March 2018

A new policy paper published today from the Parliament Street think tank has revealed that London councils have spent over £1.2m in preparation for the incoming General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR).

The report, GDPR in Local in Local Government, includes survey data revealing that London councils have individually spent up to £300,00 on software, training and consultancy to prepare for the new EU regulation.

Researchers at the think tank found that Tower Hamlets council had the highest budget allocated, with £300,000 set aside for GDPR compliance. The council added that the cost of a dedicated project worker for 12 months on a salary of £49,514 per annum has been committed.

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