Hard Drive Destruction in San Diego
It is not just paper that has sensitive information. Your hard drives also need to be destroyed before they leave your possession. This is required for compliance with privacy laws including HIPAA. Just deleting files is not sufficient to destroy the information. It is easily recovered with free software.
The hard drive shredding process focuses on three main steps.
- Pick up or drop off the hard drives.
- Destroyed by an industrial shredder.
- Certificate of destruction for reassurance.
The entire service remains secure and upholds all industry regulations or laws. The shredded remains are then recycled while abiding with EPA and hazardous waste state laws. Rest assure there will be complete compliance and confidentiality.
To be sure the information is destroyed there is no better way than to physically destroy the hard drive. Hard drive destruction can be done on site or at a secure San Diego plant. The pieces are then melted down for metal recycling. This is absolute destruction.
Don’t forget all of the hidden hard drives in your office. Copy machines and fax machines also have hard drives that must be shredded before it is sent off to a Southern California recycling plant. These store digital images of what has been scanned and can be recovered.
Destruction is not limited to just hard drives. All magnetic media should be shredded. This includes CDs, tapes, and disks.