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Data leakage

Data leakage is the unauthorized exposure of information. It can result in data theft or data loss.

Data leakage prevention is a top concern for organizations. Data leakage is the failure to protect confidential information including the identities of their workforce, their customers and the general public.

Users may post and share data without fully understanding the risks and consequences of potential data leakage.

A variety of techniques can be used to prevent data leakage. These include antivirus software, encryption, firewalls, access control, written policies and training.

(See Data loss, Data theft, How to secure your data)

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