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Data Destruction

What is Data Destruction?

Data destruction is the process of deliberately destroying data stored on media, such as hard drives, mobile phones, or flash drives. The aim of data destruction is to make data unrecoverable and unusable by any user or organization.

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Who it impacts

Data destruction is a critical process that touches almost every business and individual in today’s data-driven world. From large banks to smaller private companies, data destruction impacts organizations of all sizes since it helps protect sensitive, copyrighted data from being exposed or stolen. Not only does data destruction help such organizations remain compliant with data privacy laws, but it also ensures their digital data courtesies are kept secure.

What you can do

Safeguarding your business requires more than simply updating your technology. Effective data destruction helps ensures companies protect confidential information, comply with privacy regulations, and avoid hefty fines. Reinforce responsible data management practices throughout your organization by following three data destruction best practices.

    These best practices include:

  • Training: Companies should continue educating themselves on data destruction, the regulations that apply, and available data destruction methods and software.
  • Internal Policies: Executives must create clear policies that stipulate when data destruction is necessary, such as at the conclusion of a project or when an employee leaves a company.
  • Data Verification: Every data destruction procedure must include verifying that data has been completely erased before any hardware containing it is discarded or recycled.

How we can help

Full Circle Electronics offers secure, certified data destruction across our various locations. Our teams follow NIST standards (National Institute of Standards and Technology), which is the organization that issues federal guidelines, for data destruction. Per NIST 800-88 secure data destruction guidelines, there are three acceptable methods for destroying data. Our organization offers all three methods for data destruction.

  1. Electronic data sanitization (e.g., wiping)
  2. Resetting devices to the original factory default
  3. Physical destruction (e.g., shredding)

We also provide additional services for customers and government agencies that require further processing due to their internal requirements. Our full selection of optional data destruction services include:

  • Three-pass wipe
  • Physical shredding with degaussing
  • Serialization record of hard drives
  • On-site hard drive shredding
  • On-site secure collection bin

Certificates of Destruction / Erasure / Recycling are provided upon completion of the data destruction process.

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Obsolete or unused IT equipment has to go somewhere. If your company is ready to start the decommissioning process, our IT Asset Disposition Service is an ITAD recycling service solution specifically for those looking to decommission and recycle IT assets.

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While companies rigorously apply these regulations in the development and release of new technology and products, these regulations also apply to IT asset waste streams. ITAR Recycling Services ensure your materials are securely restricted and properly destroyed per federal ITAR requirements.
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Equipment remarketing is the highest form of recycling and allows a company to recoup a percentage of revenue back from depreciated assets which otherwise are no longer providing a service.

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The safest and best way to eliminate unwanted inventory without risking your brand’s reputation is to destroy the excess inventory through a certified vendor. 

Auditing and Reporting

Keeping up with records doesn’t have to be a chore. We help manage company or organizational assets and provide a Certificate of Recycling as proof of proper disposal and recycling.
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