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Survey highlights mobile metadata risk

The results of a recent survey conducted by metadata removal specialist 3BView suggest the use of document security technology has failed to keep pace with the spread of mobile devices, including Blackberrys, iPhones, PDAs and netbooks. In a sample of 250 lawyers from around the world (68% in the US, 14% from the UK), the survey found that while 90% of firms with 51+ attorneys have metadata tools in place for their desktops, only 3% have similar protection for documents sent or forwarded by email from a mobile device. The survey also found that the use of mobile devices as an alternative to laptops is high, with 67% now reviewing documents on such devices – and 50% doing it on a daily or weekly basis.

Click on the attached documents for the survey results + a white paper on mobile security.