The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued guidance to financial institutions warning of the risks to data that might be stored in places people might not realize -- photocopiers, fax machines, and printers -- warning that such devices "may contain a hard drive or flash memory that stores digital images of documents that are copied, transmitted or printed by the device," and that these images "may contain sensitive and confidential information concerning financial institution customers." Accordingly, banks "should implement written policies and procedures to ensure that a hard drive or flash memory containing sensitive information is erased, encrypted or destroyed prior to the device being returned to the leasing company, sold or otherwise disposed of." The guidance pointedly notes that bank "[e]xaminers may ask to review such policies and procedures and verify that they have been effectively implemented."