This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at the state of awareness of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and actions undertaken to comply by organizations in Turkey. Respondents included IT executives from corporate IT units. This Survey Spotlight is based on data from IDC's Turkey CIO Summit Survey, 2018, covering multiple industries. The survey was run prior to the Turkey CIO Summit, 2018, which took place in Antalya, April 15–17.
"While awareness of GDPR is very high among Turkish organizations, only a limited number of the surveyed IT executives indicated they had implemented solutions to comply with GDPR. This is unfortunate, since GDPR compliance also presents an opportunity to incorporate a robust data management process." — Principal Analyst Eren Eser, IDC Turkey