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FTC Gives Guidance on Securing Data on Digital Copiers

Melissa Klein Aguilar | December 14, 2010

A gentle reminder from the Federal Trade Commission: Make sure your information security plan covers the digital copiers your company uses.

The agency has some tips for businesses on safeguarding sensitive data, such as Social Security numbers, account numbers, or health records that may be stored on the hard drives of digital copiers, in order to prevent the risk of fraud and identity theft.

The guidance, Copier Data Security: A Guide for Businesses, is presumably in response to congressional interest in the topic following an incident earlier this year that resulted in one company notifying more than 400,000 people that their personal or medical data may have been compromised. In April,...

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