Data destruction is the process of destroying data stored or contained in electronic devices or hardware, such that it can no longer be used or accessed ever again. For this to be properly done, deleting the data on the device or the hard drive is not all that matters, but destroying the device itself so that it can never be retrieved.
Every business thrives on data. Data is everywhere. It is the life on which the 21st-century business depends. From mobile phones to computers, and from SD cards to hard drives, we do everything based on the data we store. What happens when you no longer need some information that is part of your business data? This is where the need for data destruction comes in.
In today’s digital world, there are vital reasons why you need to be careful about how you manage and dispose of relevant data. Not only that, but you also need to ensure your data destruction process is properly carried out according to state and federal laws. Failure to do this appropriately is potentially disastrous.
Irrespective of the business or industry you are in, protecting your company’s reputation and data is important. Protecting your data, includes how you do away with it. Protection should not only be guaranteed for the data that is still relevant to you- but also the data you are discarding.
Deleting your stored data does not mean it has been successfully destroyed. Deleting is the least effective way of safeguarding data from falling into the possession of unknown hands. When you delete a piece of information from your computer, it disappears from your device memory, but such data can still be retrieved because it would still be available on your hard drive.
It’s a decision you will have to make whether your business is small, medium, or large scale. Physical destruction is the only way to ensure your data is destroyed. Once he hard drives or data storage devices no one can claim to have your data. Certificates of destruction and tracking numbers are evidence of your strict data policies and protect against future claims.