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2021 | 43 | 5-25
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GDPR implementation in public administrationin Poland - 1.5 year after: An empirical analysis

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Aim/purpose–The paper contains descriptive exploratory research on the implementa-tion of General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR) in a group of Polish public ad-ministration offices. The purpose of this research is to investigate the current state of personal data protection in the entities surveyed.Design/methodology/approach–The diagnostic survey method using the Computer Assisted Web Interview was employed. The survey was conducted in local government administration offices a year and a half after the GDPRimplementation.Findings–All marshal offices and the majority of districts (about 80%) confirmed that they comply with all the GDPR requirements. The situation was slightly worse in munic-ipal offices –about 23% of them declared that they do not complywith all the GDPR requirements. In officials’ opinion this situation may be improved by conducting training for employees, employee engagement, and appropriate support of the office manage-ment. Another aspect that draws attention is a very small budget dedicated to the GDPR implementation and maintenance in most of the offices surveyed.Research implications/limitations–The limitation of the findings is the relatively low responsiveness of the questionnaire survey.Originality/value/contribution–The research concerns a relatively new subject. The state of personal data protection in public administration in Poland after 18 months of the GDPR implementation was analyzed. So far, there is no comprehensive research that has been conducted into this field in local government administration.
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  • Department of Computer Science in Economics. Faculty of Economics and Sociology. University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
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  • Department of Computer Science. Faculty of Management. University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
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1732-1948
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