, donut wrote

@Dr Herbie:

*snip*

 

Don't forget to encrypt the data on your external HDD using bitlocker or something similar. That way if someone steals your external HDD he/she will not have access to all your sensitive and confidential data.

 

Speaking of lost data:

 

The suit filed by the trio of firms seeks $600 million in compensation. That's approximately $1,000 per person affected by the loss.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/01/22/wdr-human-resources-loans-lost-lawsuits.html

 

A simple solution like bitlocker seems well beyond them.