Electronic Data Disposal Policy
Electronic data is likely to be more prevalent in today’s organizations than physical printed data. Reams worth of documents can now be stored on computer hard drives, handheld devices and storage cards smaller than a fingernail. The bulk of many strategic operations depend on this digital information and the safe handling thereof.
Data often has a longer lifespan than the devices on which it is stored (or the time these devices spend in an employee’s possession). A critical security risk can occur if confidential information is not properly removed from these systems before reassignment or disposal. Therefore, it is necessary to establish proper guidelines for electronic data disposal when devices are retired from use or reassigned to other employees.
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