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A new survey has revealed that 91% of start-ups collect data, but almost two-thirds are not compliant with data regulations.

The global survey also found that only 29% of start-ups are encrypting data, less than half (47%) asked for consent prior to contacting customers, and only 50% made it easy for customers to withdraw consent for communications.

The survey, which interviewed over 4,000 start-ups around the world to see if they were ready to fulfil the latest EU data protection trade requirements, GDPR, found the start-ups had issues protecting their data across all sectors. Banking and insurance were the least compliant with the regulations, with 93% reporting low-level compliance. Hospitality was the highest scoring sector, however 85% of businesses still reported low-level compliance.

Pierre Puchois, CTO of Mailjet, the company behind the survey, commented, “Launching a start-up today means doing so amongst a sea of pre-existing regulations, and the best founders won’t ignore this. They have an opportunity to build their systems right from the very beginning and avoid penalties.”

Read more about the report here.



Two-thirds of start-ups are not compliant with data regulations
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