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Workarounds Put Brands at Risk

DATA PROTECTION

October 25, 2013

User behavior is a major and growing source of privacy risk. We can see the extent, drivers and types of user behavior causing noncompliance issues and risks in recent research, which found 52 percent of healthcare workers globally use risky workarounds that are out of compliance with policy, and 66 percent find security protocols "burdensome." This presents an opportunity—increasingly urgent—for privacy-enhancing technologies to enable workers to do their jobs efficiently without putting the brand at risk. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, David Houlding, CIPP/US, explores some of the tools available on the market today.
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