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Ohio City’s Hard Drive Disposal Could Pose Risk of Data Theft

Ohio City’s Hard Drive Disposal Could Pose Risk of Data Theft

May 2, 2011

Columbus, Ohio, may be placing a lot of sensitive data in danger of theft when it retires old computers, according to one security expert. Columbus’ Department of Technology receives guarantees from its computer disposal vendor that all of the hard drives and other parts that may contain sensitive data have been destroyed. However, city technicians have not kept any record of exactly what they have taken out of service and sent for destruction.

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