Couple left devastated after laptop containing wedding photos was stolen
Birmingham Mail: A CALLOUS crook has been jailed for stealing “irreplaceable” photographs of a Birmingham couple’s wedding and honeymoon. “Career criminal” Barrie King left Steve Betts and his new wife Rachel devastated when he swiped a laptop containing images of their big day, held in St Ives, Cornwall, in September. King, 30, of Bunbury Road, Northfield, has now been jailed for 16 months – but the computer was never found.

Police looking for laptop of terminally ill woman 
CBS News: Farewell messages for the woman's children are saved on the computer. Montreal Police appealed to the public Wednesday for help in locating a stolen laptop that belongs to a woman with terminal cancer. Marisol Turcios recorded farewell messages to her five children on the black Sony Vaio laptop.

Data recovery becomes vital for individuals
Many people now have large collections of data, including personal photos, music libraries and ebooks stored on their devices – assets that could be expensive or impossible to replace following a hard drive failure. For this reason, personal computer users need to start making data recovery and backup plans, to ensure they can restore their data should the worst happen.

Why is data protection not a priority for small businesses? 
SC Magazine: The permanent loss of data ranked as the number-one challenge in maintaining normal business operations in the event of a disaster. This was considered to be more devastating than the loss of company products, materials required for production and even the physical premises of the company. Simply put, loss of business data jeopardises a small business's viability as an ongoing enterprise.