I’m so used to reading news stories about thefts where data were not encrypted that my jaw still occasionally drops when it turns out the data were encrypted. Here’s a story like that from Lancashire in the U.K.:
Eddie Sutton, Lancashire County Council’s assistant chief executive, said: “I can confirm that a number of laptops were stolen from the Rising Bridge offices.
“These were used by staff from adult and community services and children and young people’s services.
“Because of the high levels of encryption security protecting these computers, no one will be able to access files on the computers unless they are authorised to do so.”
Read more on the Lancashire Telegraph. The Lancashire County Council had gotten their knuckles rapped by the ICO over a 2009 incident when confidential files were left in filing cabinets sold at auction. It seems they’re keeping their data protective noses clean now, which is great to read.