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 April 3, 2011  Posted by  Laws

On April 1, 2011, a New York law went in effect requiring retailers of certain electronic equipment to institute electronic waste collection programs and to provide information to consumers on how to “destroy all data on any electronic waste, either through physical destruction of the hard drive or through data wiping.”  Manufacturers of devices that have hard drives capable of storing personal information or other confidential data must include instructions describing how consumers can destroy such data before recycling or disposing of the devices, and businesses that sell products with hard drives must inform customers at the point of sale where the data destruction information can be located.

Read more on Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog.

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