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Certified Destruction & Why it's Important to Your Company

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Daliah Okoro
Daliah Okoro
January 27, 2016

It is vital for consumers to know that recycling e-waste is one of the best options out there. Instead of merely throwing away e-waste, where it will inevitably end up in landfills, recycling e-waste is the greener and smarter choice. However, all recycling centers are not the same. It is essential that you find a location that is a certified data destruction company.

NAID is the National Association for Information Destruction, Inc. It is also the company that certifies other organizations. NAID certification means that the organization is up to date in their practices and are continually compliant with all secure data destruction requirements. If you are looking to find a company to securely destroy your hard drive or to recycle your e-waste, it is crucial to make sure the company is NAID AAA certified.

Certified destruction means that you can rest easy knowing that you will be dealing with professionals. One of the fears of recycling old electronics such as computers is whether or not the data on the computers will remain safe. When a company is certified, you can be assured that not only will the company comply with all environmental regulations, but it will also safeguard your data. The typical process of data destruction consists of destroying the hard drive and drive platters, fracturing the magnetic surfaces, and ultimately making the data stored on the drive unrecoverable. If the destruction is off-site, companies will also have secure vans with locks as well as locked bins, which will keep your data safe as it travels from point A to point B. Many companies will also send you an itemized Certificate of Data Destruction, so you know which files have been destroyed. Get a quote today!

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