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Bad Actors Using Data Purging Rights To Cover Up Their Tracks After A Crime

Users asking to have their data purged could be covering up evidence history or a data trail that potentially could be used to capture them if they were engaging in malicious behavior, according to Morey Haber, chief technology officer at Phoenix-based BeyondTrust.

If people methodically ask companies to purge their information after engaging in criminal behavior, Haber said this could result in the erasure of the digital forensics needed to find and prosecute the bad actor.

"It makes it hard for the police or law enforcement if the data isn't there," Haber said.

Organizations need to be allowed to keep seat information, cell records, forensic data or some type of audit trail so that law enforcement has something to retrieve if necessary, Haber said.

 
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