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Staples Canada Accused Of Selling Computers With Old User Data On Hard Drive
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Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:37

From The Consumerist:

Staples stores in Canada have some explaining to do after a government audit found evidence that the office supply chain was violating Canadian privacy law by selling used computers and storage drives that still contained data belonging to the previous owner.

According to the CBC, the Canadian Privacy Commissioner's office performed an audit or 149 storage devices (computers, USB drives, and memory cards) that had supposedly undergone a memory wipe and were intended for resale by Staples. Unfortunately, the audit still managed to discover data — anything from bank and tax information to passport numbers and academic transcripts — on 54 of the devices.

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