Know Your Risks and Obligations regarding Data Destruction on old Computers
Why Information on retired computers must be properly destroyed?
Use A Qualified, Certified e-Waste Contractor for e-waste management and Information and data Destruction
Information destruction methods for computers are best left to someone who knows what they are doing. Even professionals
THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION
When decommissioning old computers, your most important responsibility is to make sure you are dealing with a reputable
FINDING QUALIFIED COMPANIES
Companies qualified to remove information from old computers with the assurance you need have some things in common.
SOME HEADLINES PLUCKED FROM THE NEWS AND THE DUMPSTER!
A Michigan hospital operator is fined $1 million for disposing of patient information without the proper security measures in place.
The Attorney General of Kentucky conducted an investigation showing that 33 out of 121 dumpsters of local businesses contained more than 500 records containing personal information.
The US Federal Trade Commission fined a medium-sized mortgage brokerage company $50,000
The Attorney General of Texas filed charges against a medical facility for discarding patient information without destroying it first. According to reports, the fines could reach over $1 million.
Indiana’s Attorney General filed complaints on August 31, 2007 with the Indiana Pharmacy Board against 14 Indianapolis-area pharmacies and 14 individual pharmacists for failing to protect sensitive patient medical information that was put in dumpsters prior to being destroyed.
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles fired a Deputy Registrar heading one of its regional offices when it was discovered that drivers’ personal information was discarded in the dumpster without being shredded first.
A Hawaii-based escrow firm is fined $10,000 for improperly disposing of 39 boxes of records containing thousands of customers’ Social Security Numbers and other financial information by placing the boxes in a dumpster.
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