Sunday, July 09, 2006

Common questions following laptop breaches

The Associated Press' technology writer asks and tries to answer a number of questions that arise in the fallout of all the recent privacy breaches stemming from lost/stolen laptops:

  1. Why is sensitive personal data on the laptop in the first place?
  2. Why aren't sensitive identifiers (like social security numbers) masked or otherwise obscured?
  3. Why isn't it encrypted?

It's an interesting article with a bit more insight into some of the more recent breaches: Questions linger over secrets on laptops - Yahoo! News.

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