Budget-conscious businesses often choose to buy pre-owned technology rather than always buying new. And, they often buy those used assets online.

What precautions are online marketplace sellers taking with personal data when they post used devices for sale? How likely is it for new owners to find residual data on pre-owned technology?

Working with Ontrack data recovery specialists, we purchased and evaluated a sample of used hard drives to find out.

Download “Privacy for Sale: Data Security Risks in the Second-Hand IT Asset Marketplace” to discover:

  • How many of our sampled drives retained data from the previous user
  • The type of data we discovered on these previously used drives
  • The primary data disposal method that had been used—and what was left undone
  • The 4 steps you need to take before selling your IT assets

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