Newsletter January – 2011

Happy New YearFirstly to all our clients and those of you who will be at some point, Happy New Year! I hope you all have a prosperous one.

Well what a year! I think all of us honestly would say it has been hard work, but still we survive. Something I have learned is that in times of hardship, getting back to basics really does give you a reality check.

I have sat for sometime trying to think of something inspirational to say, but I have come to the conclusion that I will leave it to the experts so here goes;

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two of our key aims at Recycling Your IT are to help our customers keep their confidential information safe and do the right thing when it comes to disposing of electrical equipment. Below are some news stories we hope you will find interesting. There are plenty more on our blog

Keeping data safe:

Computer keeping data safe

  • In 2005, in a batch of 100 hard drives purchased on eBay 1 in 7 had valuable data on them.
  • In 2008, a computer purchased on eBay had the personal data of a million RBS customers still on it.
  • In 2009 a hard drive purchased on eBay had Lockheed’s secret missile defence systems documents – Read more

Loophole discovered in WEEE directive

Loop holesThousands of computers and e-waste is being sent from the UK in containers illegally on route to Africa Sky News and Greenpeace reveal – Read more

 

NASA sells shuttle PC’s without wiping data

Nasa selling computerUS Space Agency has been left Red Faced after selling IT equipment without wiping restricted data which falls under the Arms Control Rules – Read more

 

Q3 WEEE data shows continued strong performance

Figures published on the 1st December 2010 by the Environmental Agency shows the UK now collects 40% of waste electrical equipment – Read more