OCR Guidance on Disposing of Electronic Devices and Media Issued

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Because the technology and computer equipment that organizations use may contain components that store sensitive information, organizations should consider whether their process for disposing of electronic devices and media does so in a secure manner. Improper disposal of electronic devices and media puts the information stored on such devices and media at risk for a potential breach. Devices or media that need to be replaced should be decommissioned and disposed of securely to ensure that either the devices or media are destroyed or any confidential or sensitive information stored on such devices or media has been removed. Suggestion for decommissioning consideration and other useful information is included.  The July 2018 OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter is available at: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cybersecurity-newsletter-july-2018-Disposal.pdf

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