Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> What about a doctor, with confidential records on his computer? Some
>> sensitive corporate data? Someone with nosey kids?
> I thought about it when I wrote the message, but I refuse to believe it. A
> corporate machine or a machine belonging to a medical practitioner will
> never be investigated at that level unless there is suspicion of fraud.
> Digging out data from the hard-drive is an expensive process. If you want
> protection from nosey kids, you can use less drastic security measures.
I was recently working on some notebook computers, that had encrypted hard
drives. The intent was to protect corporate secrets. As for doctors etc.,
they are subject to privacy laws, that require them to protect confidential
client data. A couple of years ago, there was an incident in Canada, where
someone bought a used computer that contained bank customer records. While
the disks should have been erased, before the bank released the computers,
encryption would have also prevented access to the data.