Every year millions of digital records containing personally identifiable information are exposed. When are malicious hackers to blame, and when is it organizational malfeasance? Which kinds of organizations—private firms, government agencies, or educational institutions—lose the most data? With over 1.9 billion records lost (on average that's 9 records per U.S. adult), a surprising number of breaches can be attributed to organizational practices.
Philip Howard & Kris Erickson,
Data Collection and Leakage,
Chi.-Kent L. Rev.
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