People I talk to often think data protection is a matter for computer managers and such people.  This is not so.  The biggest cause of data breaches, according to an IBM survey, is human error.  And the humans making the errors are mostly NOT in IT departments.  We all have our moments.  We all forget basic security measures like keeping passwords safe, like not leaving computers switched on when we are out of the room, like not leaving confidential documents on the photocopier, and like not downloading stuff from insecure sites.

So when I write or talk about data protection, please don’t think I am talking to somebody else.  It could be your turn to cause a loss of data next.