Good news for the British Government
They need something like this as soon as possible.
PGP is aiming to exploit concern about the security implications of lost laptops with the launch via its resellers of a managed service for the administration of whole disk encryption. Partners ANI Direct, Aurora Enterprises in the US and Gradian Systems in the UK will be the first to offer a pay-as-you-go laptop security …
Yes, but they'll install it on all privately owned PCs (probably as a trojan) so that unregistered devices can be shut down and citizens expressing dissent via email can be removed from interaction with "reasonable people".
It wouldnt go on government PCs or their contractors. Unless there's anything personal about "VIPs" on there