A group of stakeholders has launched the International Data Sanitization Consortium to encourage IT professionals to follow best practices around destroying and deleting old data, Healthcare IT News reports. The group includes the Blancco Technology Group, the Information Governance Initiative, Ingram Micro ITAD, Kroll Ontrack and others. "I am astounded by how little is known and understood about data sanitization," Blancco Chief Strategy Officer Richard Stiennon said. "The vast majority of organizations today aren't undertaking the necessary steps to implement a data sanitization process and are leaving themselves vulnerable to a potential data breach," he said, adding, "This is both disappointing and alarming — and something we at the IDSC hope to change through ongoing education and guidance."
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