Ninety per cent of laptop drives that are sent for data retrieval are not encrypted.


The survey by Kroll Ontrack claimed that the uptake of the security procedure may be due to various reasons, including the slow business adoption of the method, as well as the off-putting financial cost incurred following implementation.

According to Kroll Ontrack, as long as businesses can provide access to their encryption keys, their valuable data can still be recovered. It also claimed that businesses should remember that recovering data from encrypted hard drives is no more difficult than retrieving information from unencrypted machines.