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Organizations are still struggling to acclimate to an ever-broadening landscape of privacy laws and regulatory guidance, and not all automation tools may be in the best position to help them just yet. This may be especially true when it comes to tracking the flow of sensitive data within an organization or parsing the nuances of various global privacy laws.

Compliance technology company TrustArc released its new Global Benchmarks Survey on Tuesday, which collects responses from a list of 1,503 participants that includes executives, managers and privacy team personnel. Respondents were asked to identify what areas, if any, were solutions deficient in meeting their privacy needs. “Automating processes” was named by 19% of respondents, placing it at the top of a list that included “ease of administration” (18%), and “tracking how personal data is being processed” (18%).

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Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at fready@alm.com.

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