Privacy Advisor

Global Privacy Dispatches- UK- Poor Security Practices

December 1, 2007

By Michael T. Spadea

UK "Mobile" Workers Exhibit Poor Security Practices

In a recent survey of 1,200 UK workers, 35 percent said that IT security is the responsibility of the individual user when outside the workplace. Eighteen percent said they share their work password with another person; 32 percent share their work PC with a member of their household; 51 percent access company information from home and 33 percent do the same from public hotspots. Twenty-six percent copy work data onto mobile devises at least once a week with USB flash drives being the preferred tool. Consulting firm YouGov conducted the survey.