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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice

Problems of information security in the management of electronic waste

Vol. 23, Iss. 6, JUNE 2024

Received: 15 April 2024

Received in revised form: 29 April 2024

Accepted: 11 May 2024

Available online: 28 June 2024


JEL Classification: С67, Q58

Pages: 1073–1089


Svetlana V. RATNER V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation


Valerii V. IOSIFOV Kuban State Technological University (KUBSTU), Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Dar'ya M. KIZKA Kuban State University (KubSU), Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russian Federation


Subject. The study is devoted to data security issues in the disposal of electronic waste.
Objectives. The focus is on the analysis of problems and world experience in ensuring user information security in the organization of electronic waste management system, according to the circular economy principles.
Methods. The study rests on the content analysis of regulatory and legal documentation on electronic waste management. The information base includes standards of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Basel Action Network, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), European legislation on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), and Russian standards for waste management.
Results. So far, Russia has no regulations on data security issues when handling out-of-service electronic equipment, according to the circular economy principles. We propose to supplement Russian regulatory documents with aspects of information security, which will have positive effects on the confidentiality of data available on electronic media when recycling electronic waste.
Conclusions. It is required to introduce strict State regulation of processes of handling information contained on electronic media. This will enhance the credibility of e-waste recycling companies with regard to information security.

Keywords: e-waste of office equipment, circular economy, responsible recycling, information security, R2 certification


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