E-Waste Privacy Threat on the Rise as Recycling Soars

Categories: In The News, John Shegerian

John Shegerian was recently quoted in a piece by Communications Daily written by Katie Rucke talking about the global e-waste crisis.

“People aren’t paying attention to hardware when disposing of e-waste, and many identities are being stolen,” said Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) CEO John Shegerian. “Only 15 percent of U.S. e-waste is recycled responsibly, according to a recent U.N. report,” Shegerian said. “The rest is either put in a landfill or shipped to another country like China, where hard drives, because of the ‘secrets’ they hold, have become more valuable than the precious metals used to create the devices,” he said.

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