The hell with the lawyers next time download a free copy of truecrpyt and create an encrypted disk that is a file on your hard drive that to your system is a drive letter and place anything of real important or private in that drive and then for good measure in case your laptop get ripped off encrypted the whole hard drive also with truecrypt.
On boot up my computer just display my name and cell phone number and stop. In order to enable the drive you then need to type in the pass phase blindly and then hit enter.
You will of course need to give the IT guy or a repair man access to your hard drive however not to the virtual drive and I had cheerfully hand over my system to repair people with all kinds of very private personal and finance records on it without a worry in the world.
In fact on boot up I had it set to ask for my pass phrase for the virtual drive and the repair man once ask me what the hell that was and I just grin at him and reply that is where I keep my porn collection that I am not willing to share with repair people.
It is not wise to keep any private information on a laptop or home comouter of any nature without protecting it and the protection is free and very very powerful.