Here’s something that might surprise you: Most digital copiers made over the past decade contain their own hard drives that work similarly to the hard drive in your computer. Copiers with hard drives can store an image of every document that has been scanned, copied, or emailed from the machine.
Plus, many copiers are leased and returned repeatedly; or leased, returned, and sold secondhand. Which means that it’s likely that someone else will ultimately have access to your copier … and possibly all the company information stored on it.
In other words, it’s essential to your company’s security, your employees’ security, and your customers’ security that you know whether your copier stores digital information, how to secure the data in your copier, and what to do before returning a leased copier or selling a copier that you own.
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