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Survey: 60 Percent Take Company Information When They Go

DATA PROTECTION

June 15, 2012

A new study indicates nearly 60 percent of employees take company information when they are fired or leave an organization, The Globe and Mail reports. The Ponemon Institute study also found that 67 percent bring company information to a new job. Only 15 percent of the survey’s respondents said their employers performed a review of digital or paper documents employees took with them when they left. Employers can take steps to ensure data protection when employees depart, including setting expectations, putting technology controls in place, monitoring employees before they depart and terminating information access soon after an employee is set to depart, the report states.
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