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Government Destroys Data Ahead of Regime Change

DATA PROTECTION—NEW SOUTH WALES

March 18, 2011

Ahead of the regime change in two weeks, current Labour Government employees are destroying sensitive files. Staffers have been shredding documents, The Daily Telegraph reports, and bins have been wheeled into offices to cart them away. A best-practice document advises employees to use a two-way shredder to destroy documents and a digital sanitisation method such as a magnetic field to destroy electronic data stored on memory sticks, copy machines and printers. One staffer quipped that with all the document destruction, "it's like the museum of lost opportunity in here."
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