Visual data security statistics and associated potential fines should be kept in mind by all government departments.
- 80% chance that you’ve already become a victim of others reading over your shoulder 1
- 96% of data breaches in 2010 were avoidable 2
- 52% of laptop users in the UK are ignoring visual security issues 3
- 67% of working professionals surveyed in the US had worked with some type of sensitive data outside the office 4
Sources: 1 Research commissioned by 3M UK PLC 2007 2 Symantec Corporation – 2010 Annual Study: UK Cost of a Data Breach 3 Verizon – Data Breach Investigations Report 2011 4 Visual Data Breach Risk Assessment Study, by Herbert H. Thompson, Ph.D., Chief Security Strategist, People Security Consulting Services PLC, 2010.