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New impending WEEE problem

Redundant IT equipment left unguarded at local civic amenity sites could be the next big cause of identity fraud, says an IT recycling firm.Aldershot-based Midex general manager Chris Spooner told MRW that the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive leaves businesses vulnerable to identity fraud and data loss. He said that IT items contain extremely sensitive data when they are disposed of as waste. A lot of organisations simply dont understand how ...