Secure Data Deletion

Secure Data Destruction is an important base to have covered when disposing of IT assets. The advent of Cloud Computing and Big Data pose new challenges for privacy protection and avoiding data leakages. Our data is being shared with more devices on a day to day basis as a result of cloud computing and it is vital during disposition to wipe all relevant data to protect against cyber theft or misuse of information.

To help protect individuals and organisations from privacy and data breaches, new amendments to the Privacy Protection Act 1988 have been enacted. On 12th March 2014 the Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) began enforcing a harmonised set of 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APP's) , with harsh penalties for privacy and data breaches.

Common electronic communication devices are items often overlooked as a source of data leakages. These devices may contain confidential information which may be result in a data or privacy breach if not properly disposed. Such commonly used devices include:

  • Computers & Laptops
  • Mobile Phones & Tablets
  • Servers and Network Equipment
  • External Hard Drives
  • USB thumb drives
  • CD's and DVD's
  • Printers & Copy Machines

Before disposing of all sensitive items for recycling or re-use, you should always check to ensure that the service provider through which you are disposing of these items is appropriately qualified to provide a safe, secure and permanent solution.

Our Recommendation:

Wipe Drive: Certified Data Erasure Software

Wipe Drive is widely recognised as the most accredited erasure solution on the market today. EPC Recycling Solutions has an exclusive licensing agreement in place For Wipe drive, which provides us with access to low cost Erasure solutions for a large range of equipment:

  • Hard Drives - all IDE, SATA, SAS & Solid State (SSD) Hard Drive Types
  • Computers & Laptops
  • Servers and HDD Storage Arrays
  • Large SAN systems (including onsite erasure solutions)
  • Mobile Phones & PDA's
  • Smart Phones & Tablets
  • USB thumb drives & External Hard Drives

Benefits of using a Wipe Drive:

  1. All Erasures are 100% guaranteed by Wipe Drive
  2. Wipe Drive securely erases all sectors of the Hard Drive, including password protected, hidden or DCO areas
  3. Each Erasure comes with a Serialised Report which can be used to verify & prove that all data has been completely erased.

In addition to Wipe Drive Erasures, EPC Recycling also offers a Physical Destruction service for equipment on request. Physical destruction is the default procedure used for all SCSI and very old hard drives.