Jun 10, 2010
Have you copied something questionable???
“At no point is your data at greater risk than the day you allow a copier to leave your direct control. At lease maturity, at the end of its useful life, or anytime that you elect to upgrade or, for any reason, remove a copier from your premises, you must first assure that all sensitive data is permanently removed from the machine.”
Jon Leibowitz, the Chairman of the FTC, stated that “businesses and government agencies should ensure that the information on the hard drives in digital copiers are wiped clean of personal information after the conclusion of use.
Resolution: Periodically "clean" your drive to eliminate the possibility of access to sensitive data.
Ensure your digital copy machine(s) have built-in security options to prevent subsequent retrieval of copies, so images (or scans) are erased from the hard drives of these devices. All major manufacturers offer security or encryption packages on their products that automatically erases an image from the hard drive; price tag is up to $500.