What, Not Who, Is Walking Out the Door?

One in three (32%) employees have taken or forwarded confidential information out of the office on more than one occasion, according to a recent survey commissioned by information management company, Iron Mountain. When people change jobs, highly sensitive information is particularly vulnerable. The study showed that many employees have no qualms about taking highly confidential or sensitive documents with them when they leave, and most believe they’re doing nothing wrong.

The survey discovered that half (51%) of European office workers who take information from their current employer when they switch jobs—44% of those in the UK—are helping themselves to confidential customer databases, despite data protection laws and records management policies forbidding them to do so.

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