Govt, Stung By Data Loss, Encrypts BlackBerries, Mobile Phones

Reports “The Cabinet Office confirmed that any government electronic device, even down to a mobile phone, would have to have any personal data encrypted before it could leave Whitehall premises.” Spokesman: “The ban applies to any mobile device with storage capacity that contains personal data. There are systems in place and various workarounds that people are using to avoid work being disrupted.”