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Local authorities give out bad computer recycling advice

Sensitive personal data from old computers could end up falling into the hands of identity thieves because local councils are giving out bad advice to people on computer recycling.The magazine Computing Which? telephoned more than 100 councils across the UK asking for information on how to safely recycle old computers. It found that one in seven authorities could not say what would happen with a computer after it was sent for recycling.Most local authorities ...