SINGAPORE (June 4): Global businesses are still housing ‘dark data’, or unclassified data, within their organisations, despite a rise in security breaches and stringent data protection regulations, according to research from Veritas Technologies, a leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage.

The Value of Data study surveyed 1,500 IT decision makers and data managers across 15 countries.

The study also showed that on average, 52% of all data within organisations globally remains unclassified or untagged, while Singapore has 53% of unclassified data within organisations. This shows that businesses have limited or no visibility over vast volumes of potentially business-critical data, creating a ripe target for hackers.

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