“Confidential, personal and company information including medical records, legal matters, financials, the entire contents of an e-mail inbox and personal mail from a Justice of the Peace are just some of the confidential data found on the hard drives of recycled computers,” IT Wire reports in this look at the dangers of discarding computers without wiping their hard drives. Australian individuals and organisations are at risk when computers are recycled without being wiped clean, a study from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) points out. “For the organisations recycling their drives, this is a data breach problem. For individuals, some of their most private information is at risk,” said NAID CEO Bob Johnson.
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