Wednesday, November 27, 2013

UK: Punish Companies for Sensitive Data Loss

A majority of UK consumers surveyed said "not enough is being done to uniformly penalize organisations that suffer data loss."

Two-thirds of respondents called for legislation to force organisations to declare data breaches. UK consumer confidence was low with 48% thinking that at some point their personal data will be compromised.

"UK consumers have called for tougher punishments for companies that lose sensitive information."

- Office of Inadequate Security

EU law requires only affected customers to be notified; 64% of those polled would like everyone informed of breaches.

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Sources:
(a) Companies that lose sensitive information should be punished, say UK consumers - www.DataBreachs.net, 11/18/2013

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