A recent survey of US and UK adults by Symphony on workplace confidentiality showed that with the advent of new workforce communications tools and platforms, attitudes toward sharing personal and professional information are blurring. The findings show a growing casual approach to communications — workers are now more comfortable sharing sensitive information over chat platforms, practice risky digital habits, and care less about sensitive communications being leaked.

As shown in the graphic below, 25% of employees share confidential company information over chat platforms, one in three employees use their personal devices to conduct work, and 78% of employees reported that they would not care if information shared on work communications platforms were exposed to the public.

Source: Symphony