More than four million UK employees have lost work-related data in the last 12 months due to corrupted and malfunctioning personal devices or cloud services.
According to research by Kroll Ontrack, one in three (33 per cent or 10 million) UK employees, use personal devices or cloud services to store employer data. Yet without effective data usage guidelines, businesses risk losing control of their critical data and open themselves up to inefficiencies and potential legal action through data protection failures.
Kroll Ontrack’s research shows that successful recoveries of work data have increased in the past two years across home desktops (11 per cent to 19 per cent) and personal mobile devices (5 per cent to 8 per cent). However, successful recoveries have decreased for laptops and tablets (20 per cent to 17 per cent).
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