I got a letter from the District Council this morning telling me they've had four laptops stolen, including one with all my personal details on it. NOT encrypted. Great. And because the information was in the form of a scan of my postal ballot application, they've also got my signature. Oh yes, and 14,000 other St Albans people got the same letter today too. But it's OK, the Council assures me, there's no record of which way I vote. Phew.