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NBC News Segment on E-Recycling Neglects Security

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In a noble effort to draw attention to the environmental impact of electronics disposal, the National Broadcasting Corporation recently aired a news segment highlighting the need and opportunity for e-recycling.

While NAID understands that NBC’s intent was well meaning, it regrets that there was not one word mentioned about the need for security.

With an endless conveyor belt of studies showing the scary amount of confidential business information found on reused computer hard drives, NAID would have thought that, at the very least, security deserved a mention. The oversight may be due to the fact that the piece focused on residential e-scrap. Thankfully, businesses are now putting security as their first priority when disposing of IT equipment.

Click here to see the NBC news segment.