Why is Data Destruction Important?
Jun 9, 2016
In this age of technology, data is found everywhere. Even a small business can produce a huge amount of data that will eventually become unneeded or obsolete. Data can be records that your employees print out and save overtime. It can also be client documents and projects and the electronic files located on your computers. The process to destroy data is more complex than one might imagine and it is crucial for business safety and best left to a professional. Here’s why:
- You are responsible for your data and whatever happens to it, even after it has left your facility. If your data winds up in the wrong hands, it is you that must answer for any damages incurred. BWS has a combined 70 years of experience destroying data and has perfected it’s methods of both removal and destruction, so you can feel confident that when it leaves your facility it’s safe. BWS also guarantees that all e-waste is 100% destroyed and will never wind up in a landfill.
- Backups are integrated in our computers, cell phones, and even copy machines. You may not even be aware that once you delete a document it may have been backed up or stored in some fashion. BWS understands e-waste and how to properly remove and destroy data efficiently and completely, so backed up files don’t linger.
- Regulating documents and keeping your clients information safe is key. Many businesses are required by law to keep client information confidential. There are other documents, however, that must be kept for shorter periods of time, and in order to stay industry compliant must be destroyed. There are risks to keeping old data, resulting in identity theft, fraud, and reputation damage to your business. For this reason, BWS provides lockable bins and totes for handling confidential records prior to pickup. Trained certified staff remove and replace the receptacles, then documents are securely transported to be weighed, shredded, and recycled.
Data destruction is as important as data storage, if you own or work for a business you are probably creating mountains of data that you might not even be aware of. Keep your business, clients, and employees safe by trusting a professional to remove and dispose of your businesses data. BSW provides data destruction services in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.
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