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Questions To Ask If You Need Confidential Data Destruction

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Kevin Marshall
Kevin Marshall
August 11, 2017

In today’s industry, data destruction is a necessary service for both small and large businesses alike. Over time, old electronics with sensitive and identifying information on them will need to be gotten rid of in a secure fashion. To do this, you’ll need a confidential data destruction company to keep your company safe. When looking for a confidential data destruction company, here are some questions to ask before choosing a company to work with.

Question #1: Are you certified?

You can never be too careful with your data. During the data destruction process, customers have to trust the data destruction that they choose to work with. Are these companies up to date on all industry-leading standards? Are all safety codes and environmental regulations met? If data destruction can answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, they will happily show you all applicable certifications.

Question #2: What service options do you offer?

A data destruction company should make it easy for customers to use their services. If you are a larger company, you may benefit from a pickup service where the company will actually drive to your place of work and securely transport your old electronic equipment to an off-site location where it will then be destroyed. If you are a smaller business, you may prefer taking small pieces of old equipment to a secure, drop off location. Whatever your particular needs, a data destruction company should be willing to work with you.

Question #3: What happens to the e-waste?

At the end of the day, when data is destroyed, there will be some left over electronic waste that is generated. What will the data destruction company you are considering working with do with this e-waste? A company should not simply throw away the e-waste where it will end up in a landfill. Instead, the e-waste should be recycled. Either through themselves or see if they partner with a recycling firm.

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