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Data Security Pamphlet
The tremendous interest generated by the CBS Evening News report about data retention on the hard drives of copiers, faxes, printers and scanners has provided a unique opportunity for BTA and the industry. BTA has held industry summits on the subject and has worked with the Federal Trade Commission, state attorney generals and state legislatures regarding their proposed legislation. All parties are in agreement that educating the public about this risk is the key to eliminating the compromise of any confidential data.

Click here to learn more about current data security legislation.

Click here to download a sample Data Cleansing Agreement to use with your customers.

Click here to download a sample Data Cleasing Waiver to use with your customers.

Click here to read data security questions and answers from vendors.

To date, there have been no reported instances of security breaches due to data retention on business equipment. What has been clearly established is that a considerable amount of misinformation on the issue exists. Following BTA's success in educating the public about "Toner Phoners," the pamphlet in the artwork below was developed for all dealers to use. This pamphlet can be customized for your company, and you can distribute it with invoices or by salespeople and technicians to customers, civic groups, religious organizations and the general public.

BTA members: To order your customized PDF of the Data Security pamphlet featuring your company logo and contact information, click here to complete the order form. Once you submit the form, email your company logo (at least 300 dpi) to Elizabeth Marvel at

(As a service to the industry at large, generic pamphlets are available to non-member dealers. The provided PDF can be used to print the pamphlet at your location or local printer.)

Interested in pre-printed customized pamphlets?

For a printing quote on your preferred quantity (100 or more) contact Valerie Briseno at or call (800) 843-5059.

Front side of pamphlet:

Back side of pamphlet:

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