Laptop theft infographic

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This laptop theft infographic conveys information about laptop theft in the UK and across Europe, including the economic impact of lost laptops and how much organisations have been fined by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

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Laptop theft infographic

  1. 1. More than 8 million people’s personal information has been lost from stolen laptops reported to the ICO since April 2010* *In April 2010, the ICO was given powers to ne organisations up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act.of laptops lost or stolen in 2010 featured disk encryption A laptop is stolen everyIt took 48 hours to recover alaptop stolen from the secondsYorkshire Building Society,which contained much of the in the UKcompany’s database To date, the ICO has ned UK organisations a total offor breaching the Data Protection Act as a result from stolen European organisations laptops lost over£25.00 is all it 72,000 laptops in 2010takes to protect yourlaptop from theft** Only 4% of these were recovered Sources: John Carrington of the Metropolitan Police, The Billion Euro Lost Laptop Problem by the Ponemon Institute and Intel, ico.gov.uk ** Price based on a laptop Premium Security Cable

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