CM300x250
BLS_web_ad_300x250_V3B
Lock_Lord_Web_tile_IAPP-300x250-animated

DPI15_300x250_Banner_FINAL
CS15_300x250_Banner_FINAL

The Canadian Press reports on the federal government's order for a large-scale grinding machine that will destroy data that's been stored on discarded media to be sure that it's "reliably overwritten." Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart reported last year that three government agencies had been discarding old cell phones at the Public Works Department without purging the data first. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Communications Security Establishment both issue guidelines on destruction of government data, however. A public works spokesman said that besides ensuring the data will be permanently destroyed, the onsite grinder will keep data from being "transported off-premises, which also reduces the risks of unauthorized disclosure."
Full Story

0 Comments

If you want to comment on this post, you need to login

Related