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Markey Calls for FTC Investigation

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

April 30, 2010

Adding one more to the mounting pile of privacy-related investigation requests the Federal Trade Commission has received in recent days, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) yesterday requested the commission look into the retention of documents on the hard drives of digital copy machines, The Washington Post reports. The request comes on the heels of a CBS News investigation revealing that sensitive data is readily accessible on many used copy machines intended for resale. "I am very concerned that these copy machines can be a treasure trove for identity thieves, allowing criminals to easily access highly sensitive personal information," Markey said in a press release.. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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