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Email is the most common technology used in accidental data breaches, according to a survey of 1,000-plus U.S. companies sponsored by data security platform Egress and conducted by Opinion Matters research group.

Eighty-three percent (83%) of organizations surveyed said they experienced an accidental data breach. When an employee has unintentionally exposed sensitive data, 51% of respondents said it was through an external email provider, such as Gmail and Yahoo. Meanwhile, 46% said corporate email was used in an accidental data breach.

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