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Data destruction 101: There's more to it than wiping your drive [Infographic]

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    In 2009, a team of journalists who were investigating the electronic waste, purchased a computer in a Ghana market that was found to contain "sensitive documents belonging to U.S. government contractor Northrop Grumman," wrote Robert McMillan in a story at the time. "Northrop Grumman is not sure how the drive ended up in a Ghana market, but apparently the company had hired an outside vendor to dispose of the PC."

    That's a nightmare scenario, to be sure.

    And in the years since, businesses have continued to store vast quantities of data on servers, hard drives, and media storage devices — sensitive data that should be protected or destroyed. But the options for data destruction can be overwhelming.

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