European Data Protection Digest

Risk Survey Shows "Worrying Level of Complacency"

DATA LOSS—EUROPE

April 27, 2012

Bloomberg reports on the results of an information risk survey of 600 European businesses. The PricewaterhouseCoopers and Iron Mountain, Inc., survey asked financial services firms, pharmaceutical companies, law firms and insurance providers about data breaches and other data protection-related issues, finding "a worrying level of complacency across the legal sector," says Christian Toon of Iron Mountain Europe. "There's absolutely no point in pouring resources into information security if no one takes any notice," Toon says. According to the report, less than 30 percent of responding law firms have risk training programs in place for staff.
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