Data Security

All equipment containing hard drives, solid state memory and other data bearing devices are subjected to complete data destruction. Secure data destruction is carried out through data wiping using the highest InfoSec level 5 - CESG approved software and a data destruction certificate is issued. In cases where the hard drive is under 10GB or if data wiping is not possible the data bearing device is physically destroyed. All equipment is also checked for any identifying company references including permanent security markings which are removed.

The 1998 Data Protection Act makes it a legal requirement to adopt appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, alteration or accidental loss or destruction of personal data. Under the 1998 Data Protection Act, failure to remove personal data from a computer's hard drive may result in Crown Court prosecution and unlimited fines, to include personal compensation claims.

To maximise security of your data contained on redundant hard drives, we offer a comprehensive on-site data destruction service. More information can be found here.