In the past, redundant IT equipment would either be thrown away, stored in a room taking up space indefinitely or collected by companies for recycling. The recycling usually involves wiping data from the base unit hard drive and then either selling the parts or the unit with a working hard drive. This is where businesses can expose themselves to data loss. As recently as 2014 two large government departments were fined a total of £380,000 for allowing data from their departments into the public domain. They believed they were doing the right thing but by not controlling the process and having a robust data management policy in place they exposed themselves and their customers to severe breaches of the Data Protection Act.
To minimize the threat of data loss from hard drives pc-mac data management offers its clients an ISO certified auditable hard drive shredding service and IT equipment recycling service.
pc-mac data management will remove the hard drives from your out-of-date computers that need shredding or just collect those hard drives that are ready to be processed. All hard drive serial numbers are scanned and a auditable list of the units collected will be produced on site for your signature and future proof of collection. If required, the
hard drives will be safely removed by our vetted staff and transferred to our secure depot where they will be recycled after shredding.
You will be issued with a certificate of destruction and an audit of all the hard drive serial numbers for your reference. pc-mac data management strongly believes that this is the best practice for safeguarding your business against data loss from your old IT equipment ensuring an auditable compliance process.
Once the equipment is free of sensitive data then it will be recycled and a percentage of the revenue generated by the recycling is passed back to the customer ensuring that your organisation can maximise the revenue generated from your old assets