The importance of data destruction in e-waste recycling

In this digital world, especially, when hackers are on rise, nothing can stay personal and the same applies to the data stored on computers. Therefore, when you sell your PC, server, hard drive and other storage media to an electronic waste recycler, a common concern will be that what will happen to the data, once the storage media reaches the recycler and how responsible they will be on handling your data from then on.

Many of you here might get a doubt that it is better to delete the content on the media and then sell it to the e-waste recycler.

Though, this process solves the issue to a certain extent, it is not a permanent resolution and that’s due to the fact that normal deletion always leaves a trail to the bad guys, which when exploited on a sophisticated note can reveal your secrets back from the trove.

For businesses this is even a bigger worry, as they store business critical info which when leaked can do a lot of damage than expected.

This is where DNF Recycling differs from other recyclers. As soon as you offer your old and legacy IT equipment, DNF will performance a detailed inventory and assessment about the equipment and then will offer you a report at not cost. This report will also include the list of storage devices which will need you attention for data destruction.

For an extra fee, DNF will erase the data from all the drives and storage media using one of the three methods.

The first method involves writing 0’s and 1’s to the drive which permanently erases traces of any data.

If you would like to go with a foolproof solution, then DNF will employ the second method where holes will be drilled onto the hard drives and the flash media in such a matter that no one in the world will be able to recover data.

The third method involves sanding the platters using an industrial sander and this is most proven method of insuring protection of ultra sensitive data.

Thus, no matter what industry your organization is serving for, your data is destroyed as soon as DNF takes the recycling responsibility of your e-waste.

To know more just click on DNF Recycling web page


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