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This article is part of the Vol. 4 No. 12 February 2006 issue of Storage Products of the Year 2005
You knew it had to happen sooner or later Yet another company reveals its lost tape tale, but this time it's personal. "I AM WRITING you on behalf of Marriott Vacation Club International about an unfortunate incident ... We believe that the lost backup tapes contained your name and American Express credit card with the number ending in 2008." After years of waxing prophetically about the risks corporations run by not encrypting data, it's happened to me. How irritating. I'm no Ted Kennedy, and my bar bill has far fewer implications to CNN and the other national media, but reading "Please be aware that depending upon what other personal data may have been kept on these backup tapes, you may receive additional mailings from us" doesn't make me feel any better. Additional mailings? Oh, that makes me feel comfy. I shouldn't fret about the fact that how much I spend on my timeshare, what I buy when I'm there or how much I like to blow in the casino is now public record because there will be another mailing. Reality says there's nothing I can do. I could sell the ... Access >>>
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