London, Oct 29 : “Facebook generation” is too careless with technology and personal information held on databases, says a British Information watchdog.
Richard Thomas, the Information Commissioner, said that with more and more databases being created, the risk of data breach is also increasing.
He said that the number of data losses reported to his office has almost doubled in the past six months.
As many as 177 cases were reported between April and November this year, compared to 100 cases earlier.
Eighty of the 277 breaches were by private sector organisations, 75 NHS and other health bodies, 28 by central government, 26 by local authorities and 47 by other public sector organisations.