For many people as soon as you mention data protection and GDPR a large groan is emitted accompanied by much rolling of the eyes. However as a business or other organisation this should be a vitally important aspect of your day to day operations.
Whether your organisation involves storing client details, payment information, test results or anything else about your clients and the operation of your company, these must be kept completely securely and good data protection practices are not just a moral, but also a legal, requirement.
However this legal requirement does not just apply to data whilst you are using it, but also to the treatment of any IT and other computer hardware or electronic equipment that has been used to store data, when it comes to the end of its life.
If you have decided to move away from storing data on a solid state hard drive to the cloud or are simply upgrading to a new model, it is imperative that you ensure that all data is completely, securely and irretrievably erased. This is not only to protect you and your client’s online safety, but a data leak could cause irrevocable damage to your brand and reputation.
While it may be tempting to think that you can delete any data yourself, in many cases even taking a sledge hammer to a piece of equipment can still leave some data accessible (not to mention being incredibly dangerous!) and is also likely to leave you in breach of WEEE regulations.
So what are your options?
- You can pay a specialist data destruction company to come and professionally wipe all of your data before you then send it off for recycling.
- You can contact Buy IT Back who are fully Blancco certified data destruction specialists and can also offer a Buy Back service for you unwanted IT and electronic equipment.
This means that not only will you have peace of mind that all of your data will be professionally deleted, but you can also rest assured that that your unwanted equipment will be recycled or disposed of to the highest environmental and ethical standards – and Buy IT Back are often able to pay you for doing this!
To find out more contact Buy IT back today.