68% of UK workers say they’ve sent emails to the wrong recipient

The latest Data Breach Incident Report from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed that misdirected emails were the number one cause of data breach incidents during Q4 2019, accounting for 20% more reported incidents than phishing attacks.

In response to these findings, Egress commissioned a straw poll with CitizenMe to learn more about these email errors with 300 email users in the UK and 300 in the US. Our poll found that almost two-thirds (64.5%) of respondents admitted to sending emails to the wrong recipients, with everything from confidential figures to court documents going astray. Here's what else this quick poll showed us.

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