Did you know that 1 in 10 second hand hard drives contain personal information that can be recovered using simple software tools? What would happen if you donated your old computer and someone was able to get your passwords, personal information, banking history, and other online information? Research carried out for Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) by NCC Group found that 11 percent of secondhand hard drives contain recoverable personal information belonging to the original owner. – Article
To safely dispose of old hard drives, proper ‘data-cleansing’ is required. This is also the case if you wish to sell or give away an old computer containing business documents, financial information, photos or other sensitive material. Simply deleting the files in Windows does not completely get rid of them.
Readily available data recovery packages can recover the deleted files and gain access to this information.
We provide a data destruction service* locally – ideal for both personal and business data. This guarantees that your old computers and equipment are properly disposed of. Please contact us for more information.Contact Us
*Data Destruction services cannot be performed ‘same day’.Please allow at least two working days to make sure your data is completely wiped. No guarantee is made that forensic lab retrieval of data is impossible.