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Submission + - Perception Of Data Security At Odds With Reality (net-security.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Nearly three-quarters of organizations believe they have adequate policies in place to protect sensitive, personal information, yet more than half have lost sensitive data within the past two years — and nearly 60 percent of those organizations acknowledge data loss as a recurring problem, according to a global study by Accenture. While 70 percent agreed that organizations have an obligation to take reasonable steps to secure consumers’ personal information, there are discrepancies in their commitments. Nearly half did not believe it was important or very important to: limit the collection or sharing of sensitive personal customer information.

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