This prediction is based on a vareity of factors, e.g economy, the previous year.In 2008 there was a 38% increase in data loss from September to Novemeber in 2008, compared with 2007.
KPMG has even predicted that as many as 190 million people may be affected by data breaches this year compared with 92 million in 2008.
This figure may sound large, but figure in the same order of magnitude have also been put out by the ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Centre).
While KPMG are probably correct in their numbers, or at least in the right ball park, the real shame is that this data loss can be prevented.
It should be remebered that the data losses, which are reported, will only show a fraction of the real problem, because it is the issue of data theft, which often goes unreported, which is the real menance.
But even data theft can be reduced dramatically.