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With all the news surrounding data breaches and information leaks, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the number one path through which sensitive/confidential information illegally enters the public domain is when employees leave their organization, according to Osterman Research’s “Best Practices for Protecting Your Data When Employees Leave Your Company.” In fact, 69 percent of organizations have experienced data loss from employee movements (departure, changing roles, re-location), and 50 percent of employees who left their jobs in the last 12 months kept confidential corporate data.

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