Jul 30

Are you confident you’ve erased your hard drive?

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) http://www.ico.gov.uk/  recent investigation into second hand hard drives suggests that 1 in 10 of them still contain their original owners personal information.  Out of the 200 hard drives they collated from online auction sites and computer fairs, 11% contained personal information, with at least 2 of the drives containing enough information to allow someone to steal their identity!

As an individual we know the implications of our personal data being in the wrong hands, but what about the implications of company held data?  The fall out of employee data being misused, would be incredibly costly and in times when simply erasing the data via your computer may not always be enough, more permanent methods of erasing need to be considered.  Which is why here at Handisc we offer a complete destruction service.  From the very simple process of erasing and reformatting, to the complete destruction of your hard drive into mm size particles.  You can come on site to our secure premises and destroy your own hard drives for complete peace of mind, or we can carry out the service for you.

For full details of our destruction/erasing services why not read our previous blog: Data Destruction on the various options.  Alternatively take a look on our website http://handisc.co.uk/hardware.html  at the equipment used and available for data destruction

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Contact Handisc on 01264 335118 or info@handisc.co.uk