Here at Protech City, we understand the consequences of not complying with data protection, and we’re ahead of the curve when it comes to data destruction.
With the new changes of GDPR, it’s vital that you’re up to date with how your business could be affected by incorrect erasure of data.
If your business is unaware of the changes and is not adhering to the new regulations, it could face substantial fines.
What is GDPR?
GDPR is a new legal framework that requires businesses to erase all data and have proof that each asset’s data has been removed and is unrecoverable. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR “appropriate technical and organisational measures” need to be taken to protect against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data. To adhere to this guideline, your business should have an asset disposal strategy in place to process end of life data assets, and assign responsibility for asset disposal to a member of staff with a suitable level of authority.
The new GDPR includes that it is now a legal requirement for your business to be contracted with an IT asset disposal company, like Protech City, which adheres to the new guidelines for asset date removal.
Our IT asset disposal procedure ensures your data is securely destroyed using specialist software to overwrite and fully destroy resident data to render it completely non-recoverable. Each data bearing element will either be sanitised using government approved software or physically destroyed. Reports containing all unique identifiers such as serial numbers and asset tags are included as standard not only ensuring compliance with GDPR but also documenting the process for audit purposes.
Get in touch with Protech City to find out how we can support your IT disposal needs on 0191 5874572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org