[QUOTE]\n[QUOTE="at 08:54:47 on Sun, 11 Oct 2015,"][QUOTE]\nSecond it makes the assumption that the people holding information on\nyou are actually competent to keep it secure themselves. The number of\ntimes various branches of government have mailed out CDs, or left\nlaptops on trains etc, ought to highlight the fallacy of that. (and that\nis before we get to all the high profile hacks that have compromised\npersonal data).[/QUOTE]\n\nActually very few occasions; it just makes massive headlines when it\nhappens. The reason it makes massive headlines is that it is a rare\nand newsworthy event. If it happened frequently it wouldn't make a\npara on page 6. Compare rail and road accidents.[/QUOTE]\n\nIt's a slightly old story, but mentions losses in the thousands:\n\n[URL]http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2008/mar/04/2[/URL]\n\nAnd what I hear, it's getting worse, now there are so many smartphones\nand tablets in circulation.[/QUOTE]\n\nHow many of them have full uncrypted databases loaded?