Why Destroy?

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If you or any of your staff are responsible for disposing of your organisation’s obsolete IT assets, you are already aware of the risks associated with sensitive information contained on old hard drives and back-up tapes. With data recovery technology readily accessible to many, the risk of identity theft is very real. While data theft has been traditionally associated with laptops and hard drives, data tapes present a real and significant data loss risk since they contain unfragmented compressed server content which could reveal much about your all functions of your organisation, its staff and its clients.

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In the wrong hands, your organisation might experience:

  • Reputational loss
  • Breach of confidence
  • Identity theft for your customers and employees
  • Competitive disadvantage
  • Fraud
  • Legal action pursuant to the Data Protection Act