Tuesday, 8 May 2012

ICO Warns on Redundant Equipment Disposal

How do you dispose of your old computers, hard drives and mobile phones?
Do you cleanse the hard drives and memory before disposal?
More importantly, in disposing of old equipment might you be in breach of data protection laws?

The Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) has published new guidance to help individuals securely delete personal information from their old devices as a result of a survey that found 65% of British adults now hand on their old phones, computers and laptops to another user, with 44% giving it away to somebody else for free and around one in five (21%) selling it to somebody else.

Read the guidance on the ICO website

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