NJ Legislation Would Protect Copy Machines From Cybercrime
Posted by Joshua Phillip
at The Epoch Times
"While throwing out an old computer, most users these days are aware that any data left behind can be stolen by cybercriminals. But most users still get rid of digital copy machines, not knowing that files sent through them could still be there.
A new bill was referred to the New Jersey state senate, requiring anyone who leases copy machines to wipe all data from them between each sale, according to a May 29 press release from the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office. It passed in a 51-28 vote in the New Jersey Assembly on May 25.
'Most digital copy machines use internal hard drives, which store every document that has been scanned, printed, faxed or emailed by the machines, many times numbering in the tens of thousands by the time a copier is resold or returned at the end of a lease agreement,' said Paul Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden), who chairs the committee, in a press release." [Read more at The Epoch Times