“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. A common saying which I am sure everybody has used at one time or another. A quote we use when we throw away that old 50 inch plasma TV or that synthetic bonded leather sofa which has passed our predetermined use by date.
Giving new life to our odds and ends is a simple case of holding a Saturday morning garage sale, or auctioning off our goods to the highest bidder online with a handful of convenient point and clicks. While an old TV or an old sofa may not have any significant privacy value to another party, what about the every day items that form part of the technologically saturated world we live in? We live in a world of seamless connectivity and the internet of things; a world where our digital devices store some of our most personal and private information.