European Data Protection Digest

Study: Breaches Continue, But Change Is Underfoot

DATA LOSS—UK

December 3, 2010

The recently released annual UK Enterprise Encryption Trends study from Symantec shows that while 71 percent of UK organisations experienced at least one data breach last year, they are taking steps to better protect data, reports V3.co.uk. Fifty-three percent of respondents said they have encryption technology, and 47 percent are in the process of implementing it. And while a third of organisations say they don't have an encryption strategy, this figure is down from 40 percent last year, according to the report. The news comes on the heels of the first fines handed out by the information commissioner for contraventions of the Data Protection Act.
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