Stellar being a 25 year old data care company conducted a world’s largest residual data study on second hand devices that had alarming findings. 7 out of every 10 device disposed had residual data in it. 71% of devices disposed by businesses and consumers were vulnerable to data breach risks. 46% of devices showed data on simply connecting to the computer. 25% of devices were disposed of after simply deleting files or formatting without proper sanitization. PII information was compromised and there was innumerable risks of business critical information getting compromised. The session will present the threats, case studies and penalties imposed due to unsafe disposal.