• Lost laptop worth $54 million?

    18 Feb 2008

    Check out this news of Best Buy losing a laptop and, in turn, being sued for $54 million. Apparently there’s sensitive information on it…Whew – steep price to pay for a laptop that just needed a new power button. Stakes will probably get higher once the number of people losing sensitive information is disclosed though. Maybe we’ll see it on privacyrights.org’s list of the finest.

    $54 million does seem a little steep for such an incident…After all, people need to know there are consequences when they choose to house sensitive information on unencrypted drives. But…who/what is Best Buy going to be accountable to? Too bad customer service never really is.