Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 4, 2005
Since June 1, 2005 businesses have had to adhere to new FTC rules on destroying consumer records such as credit reports and financial data or face stiff fines and big civil penalties.
Identity Thieves are actually going through trash looking for old computers they can get private personal information from and exploiting that information causing serious trouble for the unsuspecting victim.
The rules apply to both large and small organizations that use consumer credit reports in business transactions.
Everyone is at risk for having their identities stolen and if it happens, you could face serious financial consequences.
Before getting rid of old computers it is important to erase, remove or destroy storage media where data is kept. This includes; paper, microfilm, hard drives, CDs and DVDs or any other type of storage devices. Said Phil Kuhlenbeck, owner of http://www.scrapitout.com a Computer Recycler and Data Destruction Service Company based in Austin, Texas that is free and easy to use.
He goes on to say, Improper Data Destruction could give Identity Thieves access to private information, which could result in hefty fines, lawsuits or even worse, against you and your organization.
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