NJ assembly passes bill requiring information stored on copy machines, scanner be deleted

In an effort to combat identity theft, a bill that would require information stored on copier machines and scanners used by consumers be wiped clean has passed the New Jersey Assembly.

Democrats Paul Moriarty, Herb Conaway, M.D., and Dan Benson sponsored to combat identity theft by requiring the hard drives of all digital copy machines to be wiped clean to protect sensitive, personal information was approved 51-28 Thursday.

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