In a related post from me relating to the theft of data off my external hard disk by my previous employer (http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...onal-hard-disk)
I have since come to learn that the employer is claiming to have recovered the data from my company laptop after I had performed a Dell Factory Restore. They are claiming that they were able to retrieve an 8GB file which was a pst backup of my gmail history. I would occasionally connect gmail to outlook and then make a backup and archive this backup on my external hard drive. It makes no difference to the case, its still data theft and unauthorised access to data, but this claim from them would have mammoth implications for Dell.
If you sell your Dell laptop after you have performed a Dell factory restore, they new buyer can access all your data, is essentially what they are saying.
I researched the dell system and factory restore process thoroughly and it appeared, from forums on Toms Hardware (will add link as soon as I find it) that it was impossible because the Dell process includes full disk write process as well as a disk format and finally, it writes an image to disk.
Does anyone know anyone with serious expertise in the field of data recovery, more specifically in the field of Dell system restore processes?
I made need you as a witness in a civil and criminal matter that is currently on going.