July 17, 2007

I just heard this term coined to describe data left on computers being disposed. It is apt.

My clients are usually small enough that they don't have Sarbanes-Oxley or Gramm-Leach-Bliley concerns. However, disposing of media (hard disks, recordable optical discs) without considering their contents is a mistake for a company of any size.

It's an extra step, but be sure to thoroughly wipe all hard disks and physically destroy all CDs and DVDs before disposing of them.

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