Did You Know...?
- 48% of hard disks and solid-state drives found in used computers sold online contain private residual data. 35% of mobile devices contain thousands of retrievable personal information including leftover emails, call logs, texts/SMS/IMs, photos and videos.[i]
- 40% of GPS tracked electronic waste equipment delivered to US electronics recyclers is exported, mostly to substandard breakdown operations in Asia.[ii]
- The average consolidated total cost of a data breach is $7.3 million dollars.[iii]
- In 2015, it was estimated that the average firm of 1000+ employees spends $15 million a year battling cybercrime.[iv]
- All exports of US electronic waste exported to developing countries is considered criminal traffic by law and by Interpol's Environmental Crimes unit.[v]
- In 2017, Gartner estimated spending on information security would reach $90 billion and top $113 billion by 2020.[vi]
[v] Basel Convention, Articles 4, para. 5, Article 9, Article 11. The US is a non-Party to the Basel Convention, and so unless an Article 11 agreement exists, such trade is illegal. The US has no article 11 agreement with a developing country to receive US waste.