Available Data on Missing Data (more missing laptops?)

In Economic Justice, International politics, Laws & Regulation, US Politics on August 15, 2006 at 5:38 pm

From WSJ Washington Wire:

Just how common are security lapses like the recent ones at the Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies, where laptops with sensitive personal information were lost or stolen? Pretty common, according to a study being released today by the Ponemon Institute, a Michigan-based privacy consultancy and research group.

The organization surveyed 484 public and private information technology officers and found that 81% of the organizations reported the loss of one or more laptop containing personal data within the last year, while 64% said they’ve never conducted an inventory of sensitive consumer info.

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