Most of the law firms we see haven’t a clue that their digital copier (typically configured as a network printer too) may contain recoverable data. The majority of currently available digital copiers contain a hard drive. It is prudent to buy or lease a digital copier that can perform a secure wipe, thereby ensuring confidentiality. Our own copier is set to do a secure wipe after each job, probably a good practice for most lawyers to implement.
Pertinent to this subject is a very funny TV ad sent to me by reader Rob Robinson. The concept is adult, but it is G-rated. The young lady in the ad has a lust for chocolate which proves her undoing – and yes, a digital copier is involved. Thanks for sending this along Rob.