Three-quarters of respondents to a recent poll believe that data loss is a collective responsibility.
The total cost of a data breach to UK organisations has risen to over £2 million, according to research.
The reality of state-affiliated espionage dominates this year's Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon.
The UK has been described as being closer to the US model of collaborative regulation than the European Union's one of coercion.
Almost three-quarters of IT security professionals believe their organisations will suffer a data breach in next six months.