Category: Data destruction
10 August, 2012
Data recycling increases the need for erasure
The rapid pace of technological development means that businesses are quickly finding themselves with outdated devices.
Computers, mobile phones and laptops from just a few years ago are now pretty much obsolete but businesses will face an additional challenge in getting rid of it.
All electronic devices can retain a huge amount of data if they are not properly wiped. Simply deleting files is not enough to make the data unrecoverable.
Furthermore, businesses have a legal obligation to ensure data deletion is effective and that loss of private or sensitive information is prevented.
Many technology recycling companies offer to delete data as well as reselling or updating the old devices.
However, as a data breach from outdated devices would be the responsibility of the owner of the technology, it is in the interests of businesses to make sure data is properly removed prior to disposal.
With growing demand for old technology and a pressure on companies to recycle rather than send to landfill, proper data deletion policies are the only way to protect yourself.
For peace of mind contact Kroll Ontrack; cost-effective and compliant end-of-life data erasure solutions.
Posted by Ceilidh Robertson