Staples Chided for Reselling Drives With Personal Info

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Staples Chided for Reselling Drives With Personal Info
« on: June 21, 2011, 07:39:29 PM »


The Canadian Press


Date: Tue. Jun. 21 2011 12:43 PM ET

OTTAWA — Staples Business Depot stores failed to fully wipe personal data -- including passport numbers and tax records -- from laptop computers and hard drives they resold, says the federal privacy watchdog.

Jennifer Stoddart said Tuesday the "long-standing problem" put customers' personal information at risk.

Continued here: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/SciTech/20110621/privacy-watchdog-chastises-staples-for-reselling-hard-drives-with-personal-info-110621/

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Re: Staples Chided for Reselling Drives With Personal Info
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 07:51:42 PM »
YIkes. Funny thing about that is, it just makes ya wonder who was more foolish. Staples, or the previous laptop owners.
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Re: Staples Chided for Reselling Drives With Personal Info
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 07:56:47 PM »
I am not surprised. I do believe stores and computer users need to be more aware of what is going on in the real world.

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