Angry about your personal data being "lost" to criminals? Tell someone about Sun Ray!
By bnitz on Aug 11, 2008
Another day, another laptop stolen, another 106,000 personal bank account details release to a criminal via theft of a laptop. Sigh. The first time a businessman offered to enter credit my card details into his laptop in the parking lot of his company, I cringed and my wife (who was then a loan officer) sternly reminded him of the dangers of identity theft. A few years later I learned that the blood clinic where I donated lost records on an unencrypted laptop, and now an Irish government laptop containing thousands of personal records went missing. I'm beginning to lose my patience about the lack over government and business stewardship of personal details. It's even more frustrating working for Sun and knowing that if the SunRay/Gobi laptop or any of the Sun Ray clients in our office were ever stolen, the criminal would get nothing, zip, zero, nada. One of the good things about living in a small country and if someone writes a polite letter to the comptroller and mentions that this secure technology is available, there is a good chance something will be done about it. So if your personal data has been mismanaged by government or business, try to find the CIO or Comptroller responsible for securing your personal data and politely enlighten them about the 21st century way of managing private records.