Human error is top cause in privacy incidents

The numbers show that unintentional or inadvertent incidents – those typically caused by human error rather than malicious intent such as hacking – are by far the most common. Intentional, malicious incidents are relatively rare when you look at the entire body of cases privacy professionals deal with on a daily basis. These are the incidents that result from malicious actions, such as theft, hacking or any other unauthorized access, where the intent is to cause harm to individuals.

Full article: Full disclosure: Benchmarking data reveals the human error in privacy incidents

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