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Discarded Copiers Hold Sensitive Data

By Vigilize | Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - Leave a Comment

According to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), financial institutions need appropriate disposal procedures for electronic media. That should include copiers. And, it should include organizations outside of the financial industry. Why?

A CBS news investigation found that the hard drives of four digital copy machines purchased second hand at a New Jersey warehouse contained treasure troves of personally identifiable information, including police files on domestic violence and sex crimes; copies of pay stubs and checks; and sensitive medical information such as test results, prescriptions and diagnoses.

Read the article reported by CBS News: Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets


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