Risks of emailing data leading to breaches
risks of emailing data

Risks of emailing data leading to breaches

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The risks of emailing data that leads to breaches, leaks and hacks can be considerable. Victims can be eligible to pursue compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis using the GDPR.

Read on for some advice about the issues that are being faced and the risks involved. For help and advice, please do not hesitate to contact our leading team here now.

Significant risks of emailing data

There can be significant risks of emailing data, which is a considerable problem given that this is the most generally used form of communication electronically nowadays. Whether it is emails from companies to their clients and customers containing sensitive information, or internal data being circulated within an organisation, the risks of emailing data can be as close as one wrong address away. All it takes is for somebody to mistype an address or accidentally CC more people than they should do into an email and you may have leaked considerably sensitive personal information.

This is why it pays for people to be incredibly careful nowadays when they are sending emails, checking and double-checking the recipients and information that may be attached to emails. However, in fast-paced environments and when employees are under considerable stress, it can be easy for people to make mistakes. The problem is that it only takes one simple error and somebody could cause a significant data breach or leak.

Adapting to a digitised world

Ultimately, everyone needs to adapt to the digitised world and make sure they are as careful as they possibly can be, and acknowledge the significant risks of emailing data and how to prevent breaches. This is much easier said than done, and you can put in place as many policies and procedures as you can to try to ensure that people are educated, but mistakes can still happen. Plenty of data continues to suggest that the weakest link in any organisation continues to be humans who are susceptible to committing human errors. The problem, as we have alluded to above, is the fact that even simple and easy-to-make errors can cause catastrophic breaches of personal and sensitive information.

We are moving at pace when it comes to technology that could prevent such data breaches and leaks from taking place, and not all information needs to be shared by email. The use of shared cloud documentation and folders can help to prevent this kind of thing from happening, where access can be specifically restricted and limited to those who need to use the data in question.

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