Review Halts Sale of N.J. Computers with Personal Data

The State of New Jersey was about to turn over sensitive information on computers to the highest bidder, the state comptroller, Matthew A. Boxer, reported. After the comptroller’s office reviewed computer equipment that the state was preparing to auction to the public last year, it found that 46 out of 58 hard drives, or 79 percent, still had data on them, much of it confidential.