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: