Stolen N.W.T. laptop was among dozens that were unencrypted and handed out to unsuspecting staff anyway

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on a stolen laptop.  If you missed the earlier parts, you can find them here: Part 1 and Part 2.

Priscilla Hwang reports:

The N.W.T. government’s information technology division knew a set of laptops were “very difficult” to encrypt, but still handed it out for government staff to use in 2013, suggest internal documents obtained by CBC News.

One of those unencrypted laptops — which potentially contained health data on nearly the entire territory’s population — was eventually stolen, according to the territorial government.

Read more on CBC News.

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