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States Dealing with Copier, Fax Data

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 4, 2011

A New York law went into effect on Friday requiring manufacturers of devices capable of storing data to include instructions on how to wipe the data prior to recycling or disposing of the machines. The Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports that the law also requires retailers of such equipment to institute electronic waste collection programs and notify buyers at the point of sale where the data destruction information can be found. The FTC last year produced a report on the privacy risks associated with digital office equipment with tips for securing data. Other states including Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and Oregon are considering similar laws. 
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