There are several empirical studies that have focused on the analysis of retired digital media on the secondary market which has had historical impact on not only the technology community, but the business community alike. This research will introduce the Digital Forensics Recovery (DFDR) study, where five key industries-government, education, businesses, electronic recycle centers, and individual home users were targeted to test effectiveness of data sanitization practices with used media. While previous work analyzed any device, the DFDR study aims to analyze on media in which due diligence has been taken to ensure data privacy.
Podhradsky, Dr. Asley L. and Casey, Cindy, "Testing Data Sanitization Practices of Retired Drives with The Digital Forensics Data Recovery Project" (2011). AMCIS 2011 Proceedings - All Submissions. 55.