Data security is now a prime concern for any business, particularly in the wake of the implementation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in 2018.
As well as the data protection principles to which every company must conform, it must use “appropriate and technical organisational measures” to protect the personal information it holds. This applies at every stage – even when the time comes to dispose of the data.
That means your organisation is responsible for the security of that data at every stage in its lifecycle. That includes its secure disposal – even when a third-party data processor carries out the measures to destroy it.
Under the terms of GDPR, the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has the power to impose stiff penalties on any organisation responsible for a data breach. For the worst infringements, you can be fined up to 20million euros, or up to 4% of your turnover from the preceding financial year.
eReco protects its clients from this type of breach at the point of disposal. We provide secure collections, where assets are transported to our premises and all data is removed, using software approved by NCSC, the government’s technical authority for information assurance.