UK govt departments reveal laptop losses
Ministers have revealed the number of laptops lost or stolen from their departments, with the Department for Work and Pensions mislaying 41 laptops last year.
Work and pensions minister Jim Knight said that out of around 9,700 laptops used by his department and its agencies, 41 were lost or stolen in 2008.
The figure shows a rise on the previous year, when 15 went missing, but is markedly lower than the figure of 75 for 2004. Knight said the DWP has “introduced a number of security improvements, including a requirement that all laptops are encrypted”.
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