Data protection practices still poor, survey shows

January 28, 2019


Eight months after the enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data protection practices in many organisations are still poor, research shows.

More than two-thirds of employees (69%) share passwords with colleagues, according to Yubico’s 2019 State of password and authentication security behaviours report, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and published to coincide with International Privacy/Data Protection Day.

The report – based on a survey of more than 1,760 IT and IT security practitioners in the UK, US, Germany and France – also reveals that 51% of employees reuse an average of five passwords across their business and personal accounts.

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