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Safe disposal

When you have sensitive information stored on a drive that’s no longer needed, how should you get rid of it?

Properly disposing of unneeded data is an important part of protecting your business’ security and privacy. Data that’s truly been destroyed is impossible to use, but not all data that appears to be removed has truly been erased. This is important because data left on devices can be recovered. For example, if your business throws out old hard drives, someone who finds the drive could recover the information kept in it.

The two key practices for safely disposing of data are:

Safe disposal is an important part of preventing accidental privacy breaches.


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