There are new rules from the FTC governing data destruction but destroy data the right way can be very hard to do.
Cnet writes In short, just because you delete a file within Windows doesn’t mean that it’s gone. On the contrary, within Windows there’s plenty of evidence the file existed (temporary backups, earlier saved drafts), often stored in spaces where there appears to be no data (this is called slack space). The solution is to overwrite the data with new data (usually ones and zeros) and to do that several times–the more the better. Read the full article here
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