This is a topic that is going to cause major concerns amongst many businesses. Not to mention those who have owned personal digital copiers and have discarded them not thinking about the security ramifications.
Did you know that most digital copiers produced since 2002 have a hard drive that stores images of ALL your copies, scans, emails, etc. processed by the machine? I didn't. I feel as though I've been violated in the worst sense from a privacy perspective.
Watch this video... Copy Machines, a Security Risk?
2010-04-19 - [YouTube.com
Did the hair on your neck raise? Did you get goose bumps thinking of the implications? Did you hear at the end of the video where two full containers of used copiers were being shipped? They were going to unknown buyers in Argentina and Singapore.
If the Government doesn't step in and do something about this, I think we have a major challenge on our hands. You've got to watch the above video to fully understand the impact of this.
That one warehouse in New Jersey has 6,000 used copiers on the floor ready to be sold. Think of the numbers globally.