Granted, lawsuits don’t often settle for the amount proposed, and the lawsuit isn’t just about the data. But it’s another step up the monetary value ladder for personal information.
An individual, not a class action suit
What’s extraordinary is that this is an individual. Until now, the “scandals” around personal data loss have related to personal records from thousands or millions of individuals. I’ve posted several times on these events – here and here, for example.
Encrypted laptops are the future
The clear message: data on laptops needs to be secure! Seagate’s got a take on this – check it out.
What’s your data worth? How much would you sue for the information on your PC? Let’s compare notes.