engine - 4:43 pm on Apr 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Survey: UK's ICO Finds 11 pct of Used Hard Drives Contain Personal Information [bbc.co.uk]
One-in-10 second-hand hard drives still contain the original user's personal information, suggests an investigation by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
It purchased devices from auction sites such as eBay and computer fairs.
Of the 200 hard disks collected, 11% contained personal information.
At least two of the drives had enough information to enable someone to steal the former owners' identities, the watchdog said.
I'm surprised it wasn't more than 11%