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AlertBoot offers a cloud-based full disk encryption and mobile device security service for companies of any size who want a scalable and easy-to-deploy solution. Centrally managed through a web based console, AlertBoot offers mobile device management, mobile antivirus, remote wipe & lock, device auditing, USB drive and hard disk encryption managed services.

UK Data Security: ICO Fines Lancashire Constabulary £70,000

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has assessed a monetary penalty on Lancashire Constabulary (a first when it comes to penalizing the police force).  The amount -- £70,000 -- is on the lower end, with only three cases showing lesser amounts since the ICO obtained the right to assess penalties of up to £500,000.  One can only imagine what it would mean if a slew of similar data was breached because a laptop computer was lost...a laptop without drive encryption like AlertBoot to protect its contents.

Sexual Assault File Lost

According to numerous sources, a police file detailing a missing girl's information was found in the streets of Blackpool, Lancashire (North West England):

The document included details of the girl's age, address, contact information and sexuality, as well as mentioning that she had previously been sexually assaulted. Personal details relating to 14 other individuals, including the girl's original attacker, were also included in the report. [scmagazineuk.com]

It's believed that the report fell out of the police car.  You can read more here and here.

Not a Popular Move?

Commentators at the blackpoolgazette.co.uk site generally appear to be dissatisfied with the result.  The dissatisfaction, however, is not directed to the ICO's findings and final decision, but at the fact that the £70,000 will ultimately be footed by the taxpayers.

Can the ICO's request for custodial sentences (i.e., the power to jail people) be too far off?


Related Articles and Sites:
http://www.scmagazineuk.com/ico-fines-police-force-as-us-health-insurer-coughs-up-15m/article/232097/
http://www.ico.gov.uk/what_we_cover/taking_action/~/media/documents/library/Data_Protection/Notices/lancs_constabulary_monetary_penalty_notice.ashx
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/local/70k-fine-for-lost-rape-file-1-4352316
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-17363814

 
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Sang Lee is a Senior Account Manager and Security Analyst with AlertBoot, Inc., the leading provider of managed endpoint security services, based in Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Lee helps with the deployment and ongoing support of the AlertBoot disk encryption managed service. Prior to working at AlertBoot, Mr. Lee served in the South Korean Navy. He holds both a B.S. and an M.S. from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.