Data recovery firm Kroll Ontrack have just released their annual list of top ten data disasters, detailing some of the most dramatic ways in which people have lost files and precious data. This year's batch includes the amusing but cautionary tales of an SD card chewed up by a teething tot and a laptop accidentally roasted in the oven for dinner. You can watch reconstructions of the global top five in video form, below. Bear in mind, though these incidents are portrayed here by actors, they all actually happened - so perhaps it's not just the risk of the simple loss or theft of a memory stick from an employee that you need to be worrying about in the next revision of your risk management strategy!
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This was first published in December 2008