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Data Protection Report

Shred-it’s 2019 Data Protection Report

Canadian businesses are in denial when it comes to data protection and the consequences

The 2019 Shred-it Data Protection Report (DPR), found that if a data breach were to occur, this would not only cost businesses their customers, but also their employees. In fact, half of Canadians feel like their data is less secure now than it was a few years ago. The 2019 DPR reveals that if businesses don’t take the issue of data protection seriously and increase their employee training and commitment to the issue, they risk taking a hit to the bottom line and will struggle to retain talent.

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Learn more about how Canadian businesses can protect their organization from information security threats.

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This year, Shred-it studied several groups to best understand the information security perceptions and behaviors across a broad spectrum of audiences.

C-Suites & SBOs

Find out how leaders of both small and large businesses feel about information security practices in their business.

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Consumers

Discover how the general public reacts to corporate data breaches and how it impacts their daily lives.

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Employees/Employers

Learn more about the differences between employees and employers when it comes to data protection.

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Industries

Read more about the nuances between different industries when it comes to their information security practices.

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Read our Executive Summary for a sneak peek of the Shred-it Data Protection Report.

About the Data Protection Study & Report

In its 9th year, this survey identifies the insights, opinions and best practices of data protection among Small Business Owners (SBOs), C-Suite Executives (C-Suites) and members of the public at large from across the country to help Canadians better navigate this changing privacy landscape. The goal is to uncover – and quantify – both the risks and opportunities Canadian businesses and consumers face, including the upsides and downsides of mishandling data and/or being breached. While the previous reports were branded as the Shred-it State of the Industry Report, this year it has been renamed to the Shred-it Data Protection Report – a name that more closely reflects the focus of the report and the value of the intelligence it provides.

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