Unfairly treated employees may consider stealing sensitive data from their bosses in revenge, research has revealed.
Resources spent on meeting ever more stringent data protection laws could be wasted if employers fail to address the risk from staff who believe they have been treated badly, according to the survey commissioned by Iron Mountain, a data storage provider.
The research collated from 1,000 officer workers around the UK suggests one in 10 employees motivated to get even because of a perceived injustice would take revenge by stealing confidential or sensitive information.
Nearly half of those, 45%, would steal valuable customer databases. Another 39% would take presentations, while 13% would thieve strategic plans. A further 9% say they would target company proposals and 7% would steal product or service roadmaps.