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March 21, 2017 Employee Negligence Increases Data Breaches in New York New York State Attorney General 2016 saw a record-breaking number of data breach notices: 1,300 - a 60% increase over 2015. The New York Attorney General blames hacking and employee negligence for the increase. Employee negligence (i.e. inadvertent exposure, insider wrongdoing and the loss of an electronic device) accounted for about 37% of data breaches.