Why is Data Destruction necessary?

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Why is Data Destruction necessary?

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You must get to know what information your hard disc holds before disposing of old computer

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Your computer might hold your personal and financial information, including Passwords Account Numbers Tax Returns

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Addresses and phone numbers Medical and prescription information License keys for software programs Files created automatically by browsers and operating systems

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When you delete a file from your computer, it is not permanently removed but the data itself still remains on your hard drive as unallocated space and can be retrieved with a data recovery program. To remove data from a hard drive permanently, the hard drive needs to be formatted completely.

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Before you clean a hard drive, take the back up in one of the storage media USB Drive CD Rom External Hard Drive New Computer

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