Disposal of Data Disks

Recently, I've used Active@KillDisk to remove data from some old hard drives from obsolete computers before taking them to the dump. You know … making sure there is no personal data of any kind left on the old disks.

Today, I read PDAs sold on eBay 'loaded with sensitive data'. The video this points to is interesting. Granted, this was motivated by marketing: the company who bought these phones on ebay and performed the tests sells software to secure these hand-held systems. Nevertheless, the results seem to be real.

Does your company have a policy for computer dispostal? Does your company have a policy for disposing mobile phones and PDAs? Does someone in your company know how to do a "zero-out reset" on these devices?

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