4.5 million electronic devices handed back to firms as UK staff furloughed or made redundant

News Team, 19/11/2020

Some 4.5 million electronic devices have been handed back to employers as people in the UK have been made redundant. 

This is according to new research from DSA Connect, an IT asset disposal company which specialises in the permanent deletion and destruction of electronic data.

Its research reveals that of those people who have been made redundant or furloughed since the COVID-19 crisis started, 26 percent have had to give back electronic devices to work. In 50 percent of cases, they said that these devices had personal information on them including their bank and credit card details, personal passwords, and photos.

With England in a new lockdown and more staff being furloughed or made red...

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