UNION, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / July 9, 2021 / At this stage in our lives, it's safe to say that our computers have become a reflection of ourselves more than ever before. Whether it's entertainment, information, or as a tool to manage our personal finances, we are as connected as we've ever been. While computers have become more versatile over the years, the downside is that they collect tidbits of personal information from you. It is incumbent upon all of us to ensure that this information is properly handled so that it does not end up in the hands of bad actors who will use it for nefarious purposes. Computer Recycling, the laptop recycling & data security experts on the East Coast, offers some advice on what to do while touching on their process for ensuring that your information never ends up where it shouldn't.
Regardless of your company's size & scope, it can never hurt to dedicate some time to ensure that your customer & employee information on file is managed in such a way that no potential scavengers will have access to it. When it comes to choosing a company you can count on to take this matter as seriously as you do, you can't go wrong by taking experience and focus into account. And with over two decades of specializing in electronics recycling & data destruction, this is precisely what Computer Recycling brings to the table.
To give you an idea of how advanced memory storage has become in the present day, put this into perspective: over a 10-year time span, the creation of information & data has gone from roughly 2 zettabytes (1 zettabyte = 1 trillion gigabytes) per year to about 59 zettabytes stored on all the myriad devices on the market.
The sheer magnitude of information should make one question precisely what we should be doing as far as careful management of it is concerned. When you erase files, the data still remains intact and can be pieced back together. Likewise, if you take a half-hearted approach to record-keeping that does not include physical destruction of data, you are doing both your company and your entire client base a disservice, and should seriously take time to reassess the process you have in place. Remove any doubts and put your mind at ease by working with a trusted expert in desktop recycling & data management like Computer Recycling.
We've touched on some of the reasons why proper handling of customer & employee info is essential, but nothing should send such a strong wake-up call as the financial & reputation damage that can occur if your company does not perform its due diligence in ensuring the destruction of this data. Major fines have been levied as a direct result of the violation of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). A significant example of what can happen when a data breach occurs is the credit bureau Equifax receiving a fine of some $700 million.
Besides its strong emphasis on recycling all plug & battery-powered items (including TV recycling), Computer Recycling prides itself on offering a professional grade of data destruction service. What makes data destruction 'professional', you may ask? It's when you go above & beyond standard expectations, offering a commitment to ensuring that data is destroyed through either a Department of Defense (DOD) standard wipe and/or thorough physical destruction of the drives, and providing a Certificate of Destruction as evidence that you stand behind your work.
In a nutshell, Computer Recycling does not take shortcuts. Some companies will merely hammer a drive until external damage has occurred or use unproven software and then classify your information as 'destroyed'. Computer Recycling is simply not content until they can absolutely confirm beyond a shadow of a doubt that any information stored on your drives can never be recovered. They have spent over 20 years refining their process to the point that they can state with confidence that they provide the definitive data security service.
Computer Recycling is based in New Jersey and has been providing the eastern United States with the highest standard of eco-conscious electronics recycling & premier data destruction service for two decades & counting.
About Computer Recycling
Computer Recycling Inc. is a leading electronics recycling company committed to helping customers dispose of obsolete or unwanted electronic equipment. Offering a wide range of innovative recycling solutions, our team of industry-leading professionals provides exceptional customer service, flexible storage options, and fair pricing. Using our certified data wiping capabilities, we ensure all sensitive information is removed and that all electronics are disposed of safely and responsibly. For a full list of services please speak to a service representative or visit our official site here.
SOURCE: Computer Recycling