Another commonly raised point related to DLPs, usually by indignant employees is “don’t you trust us?”
It is necessary to elaborate that implementation of a DLP does not necessarily imply lack of trust in employees, in fact it’s there to prevent against any accidental losses. Studies analyzing recent data leakages indicate that a vast majority of disclosures are unintentional and may be attributed to the lack of awareness amongst employees. A majority of instances of leakage scenarios can be traced back to lost USB storage devices or stolen laptops. Social networking sites, blogs and the increasing use of wikis is contributing to incidences of both incidental and intentional leakages.
It is under these scenarios that the implementation of a DLP starts to make sense, prevent malpractices, before they can actually hurt.