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Every year tech titans are discovered trashing thousands of data storage devices – but why?

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In a follow many consultants would describe as “killing a fly with a nuclear bomb”, most of the world’s largest tech corporations have been discovered to be destroying hundreds of storage units yearly to keep compliant with knowledge safety rules.

Based on the Monetary Occasions (FT), each Amazon and Microsoft (two of the world’s greatest knowledge middle operators) would fairly bodily destroy every bit of data-bearing {hardware} they now not plan on utilizing, then danger knowledge leaks by wiping the units clear and promoting them on the secondary market.