British data breaches increase tenfold
Security company Imation has found that the number of self-reported data breaches in the United Kingdom has skyrocketed since 2007, in some instances by over a thousand percent.
According to a report in Computer Business Review, figures from the UK Data Protection and Information Commissioner's Office — obtained under freedom of information — show that local government data breaches increased by a staggering 1609 percent over the last five years.
Other public organisations recorded a 1380 percent rise, whereas private organisations noted a 1159 percent hike in data leaks. On average across the eight sectors it looked at, Imation figures the increase is 1014 percent.
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