The only thing we love almost as much as getting back our customers’ data is preventing it from falling into the wrong hands. The privacy of your information and importance of protecting data is a crucial part of what we do and of our digital society today. We’ve talked about data security before on Platter Chatter. Getting rid of old hardware is one challenge, but what about the files and data stored on computers? Friend of Platter Chatter and tech reporter extraordinaire, Marc Saltzman, recently highlighted some key points about safely deleting data in Costco Connection magazine.
Q: I’m buying a new PC and want to safely dispose of my old one — in terms of being environmentally sensitive and also protecting my personal data. Tips?
In answering this often-asked question, Marc highlighted some of the recycling methods for old hardware and also pointed out the need to protect your data by wiping old hard drives. The answer to that particular aspect is why we offer CBL Data Shredder as a free download. If you need to wipe a hard drive to make sure your personal information is safe, check out Data Shredder.
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