67% of senior managers at local authorities believe a significant data breach is inevitable
Over half (52%) of records and information managers at local authorities feel that security breaches are “accidents waiting to happen” as a consequence of time pressure and resource constraints.
The safety of confidential and highly sensitive information – from employee records and legal files through to school admissions and social care records – could be at risk, with two thirds of senior managers (67%) believing inadequate information management will cause a significant data breach sooner rather than later. For many senior managers (71%), budget cuts present the main threat to the quality of information management and security.
The findings come from a new study of senior managers and records and information professionals at local authorities across the UK.
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