A NEW survey of business leaders in the United States carried out by the security professionals' organisation ASIS International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the US Chamber of Commerce has indicated that around US$59 billion dollars-worth of intellectual property and information were stolen in America over the year to last June.

The surveyors sent detailed questionnaire went out to "Fortune 1,000" chief executives along with 600 small and mid-sized companies. Although only 138 CEO's returned the necessary data, the pollsters felt ...

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