Need To Follow The Law
Many companies in the study were in the dark about the need to ensure that the use and access of regulated data on mobile devices is in compliance with data protection laws. Often they didn't even know with certainty if they were in compliance or not. And, many were uncertain or didn't know whether the laws applied to the safeguarding of regulated data on mobile devices.
For example, 67 percent of respondents said their organization must comply with U.S. privacy and data breach laws, but only 18 percent believed these laws specify the protection of regulated data on mobile devices. Such perceptions result in companies not being in compliance and facing potential fines and legal action, according to the study.