Lose an unencrypted laptop and 'face criminal action'
The data protection watchdog has called for criminal action against those who lose individuals’ personal data on unencrypted laptop computers.
Information commissioner Richard Thomas and his deputy, David Smith, revealed to members of the House of Lords they had called on the Ministry of Justice to make it a criminal offence “for those who knowingly and recklessly flout data protection principles” where there are serious consequences.
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