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Evidence Promoting Good Data Management¶
Anecdotal Tales Of Lost Data¶
Recovery of Overwritten Hard Disk Data¶
5 October 2005 Linux Forums - http://tinyurl.com/8t7uaop
Hi, a friend of mine just overwrote two months of her PhD thesis with an older version. I know recovery of overwritten data is possible, but wonder if I'd need special hardware to do it. Does anyone know something about this ? Thank You.
Stolen laptop had PhD research¶
19 March 2008 Surrey Leader - http://tinyurl.com/9hmtlv4
Thirty-fve minutes spent in Langley’s Willowbrook Shopping Centre cost a Surrey woman much more than she had anticipated. Langley RCMP say that while she was shopping from 1-1:35 p.m. last Monday, someone broke into her vehicle and stole a number of items, including a Mac iBook laptop containing the research she had compiled as she worked towards her PhD. “All that information was on that computer and she has no back-up fle,” said Langley RCMP spokesman Cpl. Brenda Marshall.
Happiness is the return of a stolen computer, with data intact¶
27 May 2010 The Press, NZ - http://tinyurl.com/38sznnh
Never has a man been so happy to see a computer full of data spreadsheets. Claudio De Sassi's world fell apart when a car containing almost three years work towards his PhD was stolen two weeks ago. De Sassi, a Canterbury University academic, could not hide his joy yesterday as police reunited him with his stolen laptop and backpack.
The Lost Laptop Problem¶
- 2010 Ponemon Institute report for Intel re. US laptops
- On average, 2.3% of laptops assigned to employees are lost each year
- In education & research that rises to 3.7%, with 10.8% of laptops being lost before the end of their useful life (~3 years i.e. within 1 PhD of allocation!
- 75% lost outside the workplace
- Very similar results from 2011 European report!
Intel 2010 - http://tinyurl.com/8c9m4bn