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Two London, UK councils fined $100,000+ each for lost laptops..

Reported by Julien Weston of WIREDvc today, two London councils, Ealing Council and Hounslow Council, were fined over $100,000 each for failure to properly protect personal information of a total of 1,700 individuals stored on stolen laptops.

Even though the laptops were password protected, the Information Commissioner of the UK declared the protection isufficulent, as no encryption was in place.

Even though, both councils had policy which mandated encryption on such devices.

You can read more on the WIREDvc site.

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