The study also found that the 53 percent of respondents downloaded information onto a CD or DVD, 42 percent onto a USB drive and 38 percent sent attachments to a personal e-mail account.
The 79 percent of respondents took data without an employers permission. In addition, the 82 percent of respondents said their employers did not perform an audit or review of paper or electronic documents before the respondent left his/her job.
FInally, the 24 percent of respondents had access to their employers computer system or network after their departure from the company.
The Ponemon Institute conducted the web-based survey in January 2009, polling nearly 1,000 adult participants located in the United States who left an employer within the past 12 months.