Following the loss of data by Virgin in June the ICO has taken enforcement action against Virgin Media.
The ICO has ordered Virgin to encrypt all of mobile devices:
Virgin Media is required, with immediate effect, to encrypt all portable or mobile devices that store and transmit personal information. Further, the company is to ensure that any service provider processing personal information on its behalf must also use encryption software and this requirement has to be clearly stated in all contracts
If the UK government would be forced to behave in such a manner, then only a fraction of the reported data losses would occur