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Norway waste recycling laws may change to lift data security

Friday 4 November 2016 | 13:11 CET | News
The Norwegian Data Authority said it is proposing a change to waste disposal regulations, to prevent personal data going astray when people hand in their mobile phones for recycling. It said they can be subject to identity theft in the worst case. Tobias Judin, an advisor at the authority said society, would lose out if people stopped recycling their phones on security grounds, as they contain valuable metals and minerals that can be reused.

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