Keeping the information contained in the company's ITequipment secure is an obvious priority. But as technology becomesoutdated and is recycled, replaced or repurposed, keeping the datasecure is still a vital part of the process.

“Confidential information has a lifecycle: it is created; it isstored; it is transferred; it is deleted or destroyed,” advisesMark Lobel, a partner in security, privacy and risk practice atPricewaterhouseCoopers. “Each part of that lifecycle should beimportant to companies.”

The security issues involved in IT disposal gained prominencefrom a 2010 CBS News investigation into data stored on digitalphotocopiers. But with new technologies come new challenges.

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