Motorola Tablet Goof: 4 Security Lessons For Users
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User Rank: Apprentice
2/4/2012 | 11:21:12 PM
re: Motorola Tablet Goof: 4 Security Lessons For Users
There is an important lesson here too for all business, and that's to have a good process for managing the retirement of devices. I remember a NASA audit a few years ago uncovered similar issues, where computers had been sold to the public without being properly wiped.
Brian Prince, InformationWeek/Dark Reading Comment Moderator
User Rank: Apprentice
2/4/2012 | 8:23:46 PM
re: Motorola Tablet Goof: 4 Security Lessons For Users
No, Motorola did NOT do the right thing. This sort of casual treatment of vital personal data will not stop until there is a serious financial penalty for such negligence. What Motorola has done is a good start, but just that.

The victims involved should be compensated by Motorola for the all the worry and emotional distress it has caused them - for years to come. I suggest in the neighborhood of $10K each. Otherwise I would advise every victim to sue in small claims court to the maximum limit allowed. Even if there are no actual indications of identity theft yet, you can sue for the distress and need to continuously monitor your credit and reputation for years to come.

All companies that we entrust with our personal data must learn to take it very seriously.

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