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UK—ICO: Not encrypting portable devices is “inexcusable”

The theft of unencrypted laptops and portable and mobile devices containing personal information continues to make headlines in the UK. Two organisations in the education sector—the Association of School and College Leaders and Holly Park School—have recently signed undertakings with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 that involved failures to encrypt sensitive and other personal information held on laptops that were later stolen.

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