Failure to dispose of your business data effectively can have numerous, unfavourable consequences. If data is managed or disposed of improperly, it can fall into the wrong hands. As a result, your clients’ personal information could be stolen or used for nefarious purposes. Should this happen, your company could attract unwanted negative publicity, as well as losing client loyalty.
Although there are regulations governing the management of data, the upcoming General Protection Data Regulation will put companies under even more pressure. With tighter regulations to adhere to, now could be the ideal time to review your data disposal strategy.
Avoiding data leaks
Data destruction may seem fairly straightforward but it can require experience and expertise to ensure it’s carried out effectively. Rather than simply deleting information, it may be necessarily to carry out a full data wipe.
By doing so, you can ensure that your company is operating in accordance with the law and that your business and client data is being processed securely.
Environmentally friendly disposal of hardware
If you’re upgrading your IT systems or investing in new technology, you may be getting rid of old equipment. Whilst IT recycling can be an ideal way to dispose of devices, it’s essential that laptops, mobiles, tablets and desktop computers are fully sanitised before they return to the market.
Performing a hard drive wipe or an SSD secure erase can, for example, ensure that the machine is free of personal or commercial data. By accessing a hard drive destruction service, you can be confident that your machines can be effectively recycled without the risk of a data leak.
Effective IT recycling
With increasing pressure for businesses to reduce their carbon footprints, IT recycling can ensure that you reach the appropriate targets for your industry. Once cleared of data, computer re-marketing services can ensure that your devices are re-used, rather than wasted.
Of course, it isn’t always possible to recycle every part of a computer or tablet and, in some cases, you may need to dispose of machines or components. However, computer disposal isn’t as simple as it might appear.
Your business has a legal obligation to dispose of electrical items, such as computers and mobile phones, safely. Fortunately, this isn’t something you have to handle alone. Rather than attempting to satisfy the complex regulations yourself, why not use a cost-effective waste management service?
To find out more about data disposal, IT recycling or getting rid of waste electrical and electronic equipment, why not contact us today?