Photos: Devastating human impact of toxic technology waste

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Data mining danger- Devastating human impact of toxic technology waste

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Data mining danger- Devastating human impact of toxic technology waste

Up to 900 containers a week are arriving in Africa and Asia from Western Europe and the US, according to e-waste experts.

Dumped IT also presents a "huge data issue", Griffiths said, with criminals mining the IT they receive for personal details that can be used in identity fraud or spam lists.

 

Gangs of criminals, posing as computer recycling firms, are dumping hundreds of containers full of broken computer equipment in the developing world every week.

Up to 900 containers a week are arriving in Africa and Asia from Western Europe and the US, according to e-waste experts.

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