Sunday, October 29, 2006

Your Privacy Vs. Your Security

When business executives go jet setting around, losing their laptops is one of the biggest concerns. These laptops contain valuable data including private corporate information that their employers really do not want outsiders to see.

Now there's a new worry for travellers to the US.

At a meeting in Barcelona of travel industry officials, it was found out that almost 90 percent of its members were not aware that customs officials have the authority to scrutinize the contents of travellers' laptops and even confiscate laptops.

While many would be unhappy with this intrusion into privacy, think again. This is a reflection of the reality of the times we live. The nature of the beast of terror is such that this precautionary action has to remain a welcome inconvenience.

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