MDJ Light Brothers, the recycling firm, will be featuring in a prime time BBC TV documentary tonight (April 8 2008). The documentary called ID Fraud: Outnumbered - focuses on the dangers of electronic and other forms of identity fraud.
This follows claims from the company that electronic data theft and related fraud could well increase as the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive stipulates WEEE, such as PCs, can no longer be sent to landfill.
Experts found retrievable data on the hard disks of junked PCs selected randomly from the hundreds of PCs that arrive at the MDJ Light Brothers facility.
National recycling manager Phil Burgon said: Our advice to computer users, whether consumer or business-related, is simple. You should make every effort to clean data from your computers, using affordable and available software to do this. If you dont then you run a real risk that youre leaving an electronic door partially open to sensitive data.
ID Fraud: Outnumbered is broadcast on BBC1 tonight at 9pm