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Marks and Spencers has been told it must encrypt all company laptops containing personal information by April 2008. In May 2007 the knicker-seller admitted it had lost records relating to 26,000 staff when a laptop was nicked from a contractor's house. The laptop contained information on members of the company pension scheme. M …

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Brown's poodle shows its teeth !!

The Information Commissioner's Office is sanctioning M&S for lost data ?? What about the NHS, MoD, DVLA, et al ??

Not a peep form this poodle when the big dogs were around !!

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Gosh, so many comments

See, it's not just government departments that are careless with their laptops. I forsee BCrypt having a bumber year.

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Private vs Public Sector

I think the TJX fiasco more than proved the private sector's capabilities in this field. It's just that, generally speaking, when it comes to monumental cock-ups you can't beat a government department.

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@Ishkandar

"Information Commissioner's Office is sanctioning M&S for lost data ?? What about the NHS, MoD, DVLA, et al "

Because government departments are exempt from the data protection act (and common sense, apparently). Can't see that law changing, with the current government, can you ?

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If...

**The ICO wants the power to carry out spot checks on private companies and government departments when it suspects data protection is not being carried out properly**

That puts most of our government departments in the sh*t then.

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BeCrypt???

Oh for the love of the Lord, NO!!!

Don't do it!!

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