If you operate in the European Union (EU), or you’re working with companies there, you could soon be on the hook to meet new obligations. What is the GDPR and what do you need to know about it if you conduct business in the EU?
When it’s time to dispose of old computer equipment, throwing it in the trash simply isn’t an option. You need a suitable plan for IT asset disposition, including hiring professionals to wipe and resell, or alternately shred and recycle assets.
Although federal and state laws are a little slow on the uptake when it comes to regulating e-waste, responsible business owners are jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon when it comes to recycling their old computers and electronic devices rather than sending them to the landfill.
Any time an organization goes for convenience over security, they are putting themselves, their employees, and their customers at risk. By storing data-filled equipment, the risk is not managed, it's just being prolonged.