Insider threats were responsible for 68% of data breaches at UK law firms, according to new research from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
ICO Data from Q3 2021 was analysed by NetDocuments found that only 32% of breaches in the legal sector were caused by outside threats.
Other key findings include:
- 54% of data breaches were due to human error
- 52% of breaches occurred from employees sharing data with the wrong person
- 10% of incidents were attributed to data loss