Charting the UK Data Protection Profession: June 2022 Report

DP INDEX June 2022 Report

Data Protection World Forum and The DPO Centre are delighted to bring you the eighth Index survey report from the ground-breaking UK Data Protection Index.

DP INdex June 2022 Report cover

Welcome to the latest research report from the UK Data Protection Index Report, brought to you by Data Protection World Forum and The DPO Centre.

Over the past 2 years, we have quizzed our panel of UK-based Data Protection Officers (DPOs) every quarter, asking a consistent set of baseline questions. In the ever-shifting privacy landscape, this has allowed us to track the changing attitudes and opinions of the industry’s experts for the very first time.

This quarter, we asked our panel of 513 DPOs questions about a range of topics, including about how they perceive UK’s data laws compared to those in other countries, the levels of compliance within their own organisations, and their confidence in the effectiveness of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

For the first time, we have also asked DPOs for their thoughts on the proposed Trans- Atlantic Data Privacy Framework announced in March 2022, as well as the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning within their organisations.