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MultiVu Video Feed: New Study Finds That More Than 12,000 Laptops Are Lost In Our Nation's Airports Each Week:
Jul 01, 2008 (12:07 PM EDT)

Find Out How Many Were Lost At Your Local Airport

A new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute has found that more than 10,000 laptops are lost in the 36 largest US airports each week, and nearly 70% of those laptops are never reclaimed.

The study analyzed the number of lost laptops in American and Canadian airports each week. Select study results include:

* At major US airports such as Los Angeles International, Miami International and John F. Kennedy in New York, up to 1,000 laptops were lost per week and nearly 70% are never reclaimed

* Airport areas that laptops are most likely lost by passengers include security checkpoints, departure areas and passenger clubs or lounges

* Over 70% of business travelers feel rushed when trying to get on their flights and 60% worry that delays due to security checkpoints will cause them to miss their flight.

* Over 53% of business travelers say that their laptops contain confidential or sensitive information. However, 65% of these travelers admit they do not take steps to protect or secure the information contained on their laptop.

Additionally, a new survey of business travelers reveals that few travelers are aware of some simple tips they can use to protect the information carried on their notebooks. Full survey results will be available on July 1st. To review data for your local area, please visit:

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NEWS: Traveling for July 4th? Tips on how to protect your laptop and sensitive information while traveling

FORMAT: B-roll and Soundbites

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Video, contact information and more available at:

SOUNDBITES: * Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute * Suzanne Atkinson, Services Architect of Dell B-ROLL INCLUDES: * High-definition video of business travelers working on their laptops in an airport * People moving throughout the airport * Traveler bags w/laptops that were left behind * Airport scenery including signs * eateries * etc


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