Slack security for old computers

Friday, 3 September 2004, 1:27 PM EST

Of 350 companies surveyed for Remploy e-cycle, over 75% had sold or given away computers but only 23% cleansed the data to make it unrecoverable.

Those surveyed included financial firms which hold sensitive data on customers. The survey was held ahead of the introduction of a directive encouraging companies to recycle IT equipment.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive sets out to minimise the amount of such equipment going to landfill.

At the BBC.

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