Computer Weekly reports on a poll taken at Infosecurity Europe 2010 conference, where over half of the IT professionals surveyed do not encrypt USB sticks used for company data.  This is a concerning result, given that these attendees focus their careers on information security.  Imagine how the general population handles sensitive data.

The UK Information Commisioners Office is cracking down, but will that be enough?

The ICO has warned that it will not hesitate to impose fines of up to £500,000 on organisations found guilty of serious breaches of personal data.

But privacy and legal experts have said the bigger fines introduced in April may still not be big enough to be taken seriously by big business.

Written by Kanguru — October 31, 2012

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