Confidential data loss can disastrously affect a company as well as employees

According to a survey conducted by Allianz, which is the UK’s largest insurer, it has been revealed that 75% of the people questioned think that their employers should take necessary security measures while handling confidential documents.

The survey results also reveal that one third of employees risk losing their confidential information. The information is basically stored in portable storage devices like laptops, memory sticks; USB’s so as to attend the meetings or to work from home. Allianz Legal Protection has started warning employees who handle confidential information. In case of data loss, it can result in the dismissal of the employee for gross misconduct or also prosecution under the Data Protection Act 1998. It can also result in risking unlimited fines.

Amongst the surveyed people, half of them thought that organisations expect some amount of data leakage. 70% of the employers do not take necessary measures in the risks that are involved in taking the confidential information out from the office.

If staff are properly trained to handle data loss, it will become much easier for employers to secure the trust of their customers. Recently a cabinet office official was charged as he had left top secret documents on the train. Employees are warned that data loss can cause disastrous effect on a company as well as the employees that are involved.

Companies can adopt reliable ways of storing data like online backup and online data storage to minimise the risks of data loss.

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