Reply to post: Re: If Lenovo give away my bank details

Lenovo tells Asia-Pacific staff: Work lappy with your unencrypted data on it has been nicked

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Re: If Lenovo give away my bank details

Then surely they're liable for any financial loss I incur?

That will depend on where you reside, and the laws that apply to you and your data.

In the UK, Morrisons are still protesting their innocence after a staffer deliberately released similar data some years ago. They've lost a case at the Court of Appeal, but they think it worth appealing to the Supreme Court, and until that's done and dusted there's a bit of doubt about how much liability attaches to the unintentional but avoidable loss of UK employee data.

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