Companies must safeguard confidential information to comply with government regulations and protect their employees, clients, donors and proprietary information. Examples include health records, birth dates, salaries, phone numbers, trade secrets and research activities. Modern printers are sophisticated devices with hard drives that store everything that they process. You should include this device in your information security audits to establish procedures, which prevent unauthorized personnel from accessing the data. When it is time to return, discard or exchange a copier, you should ensure that the hard drive is thoroughly erased to prevent accidental disclosures.
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