New research by Manchester-based encryption company Apricorn has revealed that nearly one-third of security decision-makers in the UK have been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) concerning a data breach by someone outside their organisation. The increase in the number of organisations reported to the ICO so far in 2023 is significant compared to previous years, with 32% of breaches being reported by outsiders. This suggests a growing public appetite to hold businesses accountable for potential data security risks. Apricorn said that this trend could indicate a lack of internal awareness or due process, raising additional questions over internal reporting practices in the event of a data breach or potential risks to consumers.
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