Computer Disposal Raises Legal Issues

October 2003
Financial Executive;Oct2003, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p11
Academic Journal
This article discusses two issues that are arising due to an increasing amount of industries relying on technology. The author examines how organizations are dealing with the safe and legal disposal of outdated computer equipment and the digital or physical data destruction of client information. The author notes that computer monitors contain a variety of hazardous materials which have specific disposal regulations. Joseph P. Harford of Reclamere Inc., a company that handles the disposal of such items, notes that there are three questions that organizations need to consider when facing these issues. The questions involve devising a plan to dispose of these items, the legality of this plan in environmental terms and the legality of the plan in client privacy terms.


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