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ERI’s John Shegerian Describes the State of Digital Privacy, Data Protection at 2019 Digital New York Summit

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John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI,
the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset
disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction
company, was a featured panelist last week at the City and State 2019
Digital New York Summit
at the National Geographic Encounter in New
York City.

City & State’s 2019 Digital New York gathered New York’s information
leaders from government and industry for a day-long, dynamic program of
candid discussion and thought-provoking presentations on the innovative
ideas being used to improve the delivery of services to both citizens
and government agencies.

As part of a cross-disciplinary panel titled “Data Security in New York:
Where We Stand,” Shegerian was joined on stage by Tariq Habib, Chief
Information Security Officer for the Metropolitan Transportation
Authority; Richard T. Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent In-Charge, Cyber
Branch, for the FBI; and Albert Fox Cahn, Executive Director of STOP
(Surveillance Technology Oversight Project), who also served as
moderator for the discussion.

The experts shared the latest intel on concerns and best practices from
varying perspectives about protecting privacy and managing data in the
city of New York and beyond.

During the discussion, Shegerian described and shared insights on what
types of private and potentially dangerous content can be easily
accessed on discarded or even on “wiped” hardware. He also explained key
concerns relating to the very real threat of hardware hacking.

The expert panelists also discussed next steps in terms of data security
in New York and best practices in terms of what companies can do to
proactively provide solutions and work together with government to keep
data safe.

“It has been an honor and privilege to share our insights with the
audience at this important, forward-thinking summit,” said Shegerian.
“It has been rewarding to share what we know and what we’ve learned with
other thought leaders from government agencies and law enforcement,
discussing the urgent importance of data destruction, protecting the
privacy of people and businesses. Proper destruction of private digital
data has become a crucially important issue and these conversations at
Digital NYC have been vital.”

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset
disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction
company in the United States. ERI is
at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security
oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every
type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI
has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic
waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code
in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect organizations, people
and the environment.
For more information about e-waste recycling
and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit