GDPR as an obstacle to innovative projects
The conclusion of the study could be that companies in Germany still have great difficulties with the GDPR. 92% of the companies surveyed also found that the GDPR had to be improved.
Of the companies that had stopped projects due to the GDPR, more than half cited unclear provisions of the GDPR as the reason. Around 75% of the companies surveyed said they were unsure about the requirements of the GDPR. Almost a third of the companies that stopped innovations cited certain requirements of the GDPR as the reason.
More than 500 companies in Germany with more than 20 employees each were surveyed. Bitkom conducted a similar survey in 2019.