Hard Drive Destruction Tips
Information contained on most business computer hard drives should not be shared with others; it can jeopardize your business and compromise customer information. It’s not enough to simply erase a hard drive or just throw away non-functional equipment. Skilled predators are seeking your data and are only a few clicks away from its retrieval. Can your business take that risk?
Follow these tips to make sure your business information is properly disposed.
- The hard drives from old laptops and computers need to be properly disposed of in order to guarantee the information they contain is irretrievable.
- Approximately 75 percent of all retired computers in the United States are sitting in storage and 15 percent are in landfills.
- Compliance is your responsibility. Make sure your business is destroying information completely and properly.
- Hard drive destruction should be handled by a certified NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) member organization.
- Make sure you receive signed and dated documentation of your hard drive disposal.
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