Category Archives: Data Security

WEEE Directive Recast

The EU WEEE Directive has been reviewed or in EU speak “recast”. In the UK, the Department of Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) have just concluded a consultation on their proposals to transpose the Recast WEEE Directive into UK laws. … Continue reading

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NHS Surrey fined £200,000 after losing patients’ records

NHS Surrey has been fined £200,000 by data regulators over the loss of sensitive information of more than 3,000 patients. Thousands of children’s patient records were found on a second-hand NHS computer that was auctioned on eBay reports the BBC.

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New Corporate Video Featuring the 22 Acre Premises Dedicated to IT Disposal

RDC have released the following new video describing the services offered from their Braintee, Essex premises. RDC, the world’s largest waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE), IT Disposal and refurbishment centre, provide an interesting glimpse of the inner workings of … Continue reading

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Eight men and three companies fined for illegal WEEE recycling exports

The Environment Agency has uncovered a large illegal electronics waste criminal network, exporting 450 tonnes of WEEE to Nigeria, Ghana and Pakistan. People running the network took money for handling waste in the UK claiming it would be legally reused … Continue reading

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RDC to manage the disposal of IT equipment for a large energy company

RDC has secured a significant new agreement with a large UK energy company, generating a turnover in excess of £28 billion in 2011 and over 20,000 employees. The new RDC contract includes disposal of IT equipment across all divisions of … Continue reading

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Find out how much your unused computer equipment is worth regardless of condition and age

Money4Computers.com have updated their website and now give an instant valuation for desktop and laptop computers. Simply give the make and model to receive an instant quote then choose cheque, BACS or donatation to charity. The last step is to … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner’s Office say one in 10 at risk of hard drive identity theft

Some 90% of the computers in use in the world use a Microsoft Windows ® operating system. In Windows, when a file is deleted, the entry header within a file allocation table is removed, allowing the disk space allotted to … Continue reading

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