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Unintentional threats include

flaws in privacy policy definition; mistakes in information system design, development, integration, configuration, and operation; and errors made by custodians (i.e., personnel of organizations with custody of the information). These threats can be physical (e.g., leaving documents in plain view) or electronic in nature. These threats can result in insiders being granted access to information for which they are not authorized or not consistent with their responsibilities.[1]
defective computer or network equipment, and careless or poorly trained employees.[2]

Unintentional threats also can be caused by software upgrades or maintenance procedures that inadvertently disrupt systems.[3]

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