Why Is Data Sanitization an Afterthought?
Microsoft is running a promotion for its Surface Pro 3 that gives you a discount if you trade in your MacBook Air. According to this article, no thought was given for ensuring data security. Consumers will be left to wipe their sensitive data themselves.
Unfortunately, data sanitization is also an afterthought even within large organizations. They rely third parties to take care of data destruction even though that means leaving drives containing data sitting around for years.
Hopefully, Microsoft will be responsible in handling the devices they take in for this exchange program as likely most of the devices will not have been properly wiped. For those who want to participate in this program and want to wipe their MacBook Air themselves, our WipeDrive Home software will do the trick.