Employees still in the dark about data protection

Warwick Ashford | April 25, 2018

Employees still in the dark about data protection
With just a month to go before the GDPR compliance deadline, many employees still don’t know how to protect confidential data, a study shows. Employees are still struggling to understand how to protect confidential information, just 30 days before the compliance deadline for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a report claims. In knowledge assessment quizzes, employees answered 25% of questions on protecting confidential information incorrectly, compared with 26% in 2017, showing they still lack full understanding of GDPR compliance-related topics, according to the 2018 Beyond the phish report from Wombat Security Technologies, the security awareness training division of Proofpoint.

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