A neighbor here recently threw out an Old Nonfunctional Computer for a curbside collection as it didn't work it didn't have any sensitive data on it.
I suggested to him that maybe I should pull the HDD and wipe it then securely dispose of it. He claimed that it wasn't necessary and then insisted that I couldn't recover anything off it. He actually insisted that it was safe. 3 hours latter when I handed him a copy of his CV, Bank Account Details and a copy of his Wifes Medical Records that had been sent to her he felt slightly different.
The machine was a Duo Core with 2 GIG of RAM and a 1 TB HDD worked perfectly and only had a corrupt OS but as it didn't open the Windows Desktop it was broken and not repairable to it's owner. The people who owned that system are still using it today and think a lot differently about all of their Electronic Devices that connect to the net.
In the case of Business it's far more important to do things right.
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