Can’t I delete data myself?
Manual deletion is not permanent deletion. Unless your data is overwritten using DoD compliant methods, it can be retrieved. As you can see on our secure data destruction page, we use a variety of methods to ensure no criminals can access your data in the future.
Do you resell the electronics?
No. We do not remarket, resell or otherwise re-distribute any components. All assets are are bundled and transported to our third-party recycling provider for final processing.
Why is data destruction important before getting rid of electronics?
Using the factory settings to wipe a device clean isn’t a true, permanent data erase. It wouldn’t take much for someone to retrieve that data and gain access to your sensitive information. Our data destruction methods are DoD compliant and leave permanent erasure.
What types of devices can be recycled?
We can handle all types of devices commonly used by businesses that may store sensitive information. These include laptops, desktop computers, cell phones, PDAs, hard drives, copiers, printers, and more.
What is FACTA?
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 also known as the FACT Act was signed into law on December 4, 2003. In general, the Act amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The Act contains a number of provisions intended to combat consumer fraud and related crimes, including identity theft, and to assist its victims. Specifically the act requires the destruction of PAPERS CONTAINING CONSUMER INFORMATION. It is hard to imagine any business or organization that is not bound by this law.
The proposed DISPOSAL RULE under FACTA:
Sec. 682.3 Proper disposal of consumer information.
A) Standard. Any person who maintains or otherwise possesses consumer information, or any compilation of consumer information, for a business purpose must properly dispose of such information by taking reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to or use of the information in connection with its disposal.
B) Examples. Reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to or use of consumer information in connection with its disposal would include implementing and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures that require the burning, pulverizing, or shredding of papers containing consumer information so that the information cannot practicably be read or reconstructed.
What is the The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999?
The act mandates financial institutions that obtain nonpublic personal information through the normal course of their business must develop precautions to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer records and information, and protect against unauthorized access to, or use of such records. This includes secure storage, disposal, and sharing of confidential information.