Data Privacy With Multi-Function Printers, Printers and Copiers
Source: University of California
Hard drives have become prevalent temporary or static storage components within many print devices. In fact, most copiers and multi-function printers manufactured since 2005 have hard drives. While the campus Cyber-safety program has, to date, focused on computer and network security, the focus needs to be expanded to include hard drives in copiers, multi-function printers and, in some cases, laser printers. Due to the broad campus use of many different printing and copier devices of varying ages and models, the following material outlines only general security and privacy principles for administering print devices with hard drives.