Old Data

From: Pete Joules <pjoules_at_enterprise.net>
Date: Wed Apr 1 02:46:34 1998

>As one facet of this, we might consider what people would do with
>their old systems, if they even got the *impression* that their
>private information might be read by a new owner. They might
>prefer to totally destroy the machine than to take a risk like
I have had an instance of this recently. At work a tape drive attached to a
PC and which takes the same size casettes as my Sun386i is about to become
redundant. The an accounts clerk in the department concerned has said that
I will not be able to have the _drive_ because it has been used for
confidential data. The fact that the data is on the _tapes_ seems to
reflect on the availability of the drive!

Received on Wed Apr 01 1998 - 02:46:34 BST

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