Workers don’t report privacy issues: survey

If one of your co-workers accidentally emailed personal information to the wrong recipient would they treat it as a data breach, or just a cock-up?…:

Coinciding with National Privacy Awareness Week (May 3-7), Mimecast released findings of an Australian-based survey by ACA Research, showing 21% of workers surveyed have experienced a privacy incident over the last year.

However, the data reveals that almost one in five (19%) respondents who experienced a privacy incident did not report it to their employer, with 38% of them stating they didn’t think it was that important when asked why.

Privacy incidents include emailing personal or confidential work information to the wrong recipient, falling victim to a malicious email that allowed unauthorised access to work systems or data, and losing devices containing personal information.

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