Laptop Encryption: Thieves Stick Up Doc, Ask For Passwords To Encrypted Computer.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has notified nearly 1,000 people that a computer that was protected with laptop encryption software has been stolen.  Normally, the use of encryption would provide safe harbor from sending such a notification letter, not only under HIPAA (the federal set of laws that govern medical organizations) but also under Massachusetts’s […] read more

Disk Encryption: Laptops Stolen From DC Polling Locations.

According to wusa9.com, a break-in in Southeast D.C. has resulted in the theft of laptops and other items.  While the use of laptop encryption software was not disclosed, a Board of Elections official noted that voter information was not compromised. Elementary School = Low Physical Security Three laptop computers were stolen when the voting site […] read more

Canada Data Breach Law To Be Updated, May Impose Fines.

Canada has introduced a bill that, if passed, would amend the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act by making data breach notifications mandatory.  It looks like safe harbor is not being given specifically for the use of security solutions such as AlertBoot’s managed disk encryption software.  Nevertheless, safety may be found in the language that, […] read more

Encryption Law: EU Ministers Say Encryption Must Provide Safe Harbor From Publicizing Data Breach.

Details are beginning to emerge for the European Union’s data protection laws.  Like many before it, the use of encryption software is being encouraged in order to safeguard the private information of people who fall under the EU’s jurisdiction.  In addition, a number of other details are being considered as well, such as the use […] read more