When it comes to getting rid of your old electronics, your privacy is of the utmost importance. No one should be able to access your data without your consent. At CJD, we specialize in legally compliant data destruction services that ensure the security of your most valuable data.
What is Data Destruction?
Data destruction is the process of destroying the data stored on electronic devices to make it unreadable and inaccessible to unauthorized parties. It isn’t enough to simply delete files off of your old computers and devices before getting rid of them. Data destruction is the process of clearing, purging, and physical destruction that ensures no one can access or read your data.
Data Destruction Methods Include:
- Physically Destroying
Why Destroy Data?
Why is data destruction so important, anyway? For big companies that must follow laws and regulations regarding data, proper data destruction is an absolute necessity. But for an individual looking to get rid of a personal computer or old cell phone, why is destruction so important?
Today, all computers, even small ones like phones or watches, are powerhouses that store tons of information. It might not be obvious, but your devices have plenty of personal and sensitive information stored on them that can be harmful in the wrong hands. Failure to securely erase data leads to heightened vulnerability to identity theft and other things that may put you in harm’s way. For your security and privacy, it’s best to destroy all data on devices you no longer use.
For larger organizations and corporations, proper data destruction ensures you stay compliant with all laws and policies. It can help protect the private information of your employees, customers, and patients.
Best Practices for Destroying Data
Whether you need to destroy data for personal or business reasons, there are many things to consider before you commit. Here are just a few:
- Choose the appropriate data destruction method for your needs.
- Educate your employees about data destruction policies, laws, and guidelines.
- Assess how long your need to hold on to certain types of data and don’t keep data around that you don’t have to.
- Be as thorough as possible when destroying data.
- Get help from professionals when taking action to destroy data, and stay organized throughout the process.
- If data destruction has resulted in electronic waste, don’t forget about e-cycling.
How Can CJD Help?
If you are getting rid of old devices or need to purge certain information from your current electronic devices, CJD can help. CJD specializes in data destruction that is efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly. While many companies practice data destruction that results in electronic waste, as an e-cycling facility, CJD fights to reduce e-waste. Any electronic device that you bring us will be taken care of quickly and securely, so you don’t have to worry about leaving yourself vulnerable. Contact us today to schedule a pickup or ask us more about our data destruction services.