Innovation, relaunches and improved product offerings, are all in a day's work for tech companies. But, when your business invests in new technology, what can you do with outmoded equipment? Moreover, how do you ensure that any data is completely removed before it's jettisoned (think GDPR)?

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Destroying personal data through IT equipment disposal

Most organisations, even small companies, can have large quantities of sensitive data stored on old IT equipment. The move from PCs to laptops, tablets and smartphones, has increased that volume of kit, and it can lead to old and unwanted IT equipment being stockpiled.

Keeping outdated IT equipment jeopardises data protection policies, and takes up expensive office space. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it's essential to show you are keeping data safe. Also, you may need to demonstrate that you've disposed of data securely if asked to do so (the 'right to be forgotten'). Failure to meet such requests, and breaches of data security, can both lead to substantial fines and reputational damage. If you don't know what data is stored on old IT equipment, how can you meet these requirements?

Fortunately, CAS has the answer. Our IT equipment disposal and secure data destruction services provide an efficient and cost-effective solution. We can get rid of everything from computer hard drives and magnetic tapes through to PDAs and external storage devices. We always operate in compliance with GDPR so that we can guarantee data protection.

Protecting the environment

Environmental regulations, in addition to data protection regulations, must be followed. All organisations must meet the terms of the European Community's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE). WEEE includes all IT and telecommunications equipment, as it covers most products that have a plug or need a battery. Most responsibility for disposing of such material lies with manufacturers and distributors. However, it's vital that you consider how to handle IT disposal and data destruction securely.

CAS Secure IT equipment disposal service

CAS provides a complete and secure IT equipment disposal service, which is entirely WEEE compliant. Our team will arrange to pick up any redundant equipment from your premises. We itemise each item and provide an asset list and a waste transfer note for everything we remove. Our team will take hard drives, USB sticks and magnetic media including tapes; optical media (CDs/DVDs, Blu-ray); credit and identity cards; and mobile phones and PDAs. We use the latest technology to shred items into tiny particles that make data recovery impossible and supply a certificate of secure data destruction.

CAS's secure IT equipment disposal service is simple. We charge by the kilogram, making life easy where there is a mix of different obsolete, or unwanted, IT equipment. With industry-leading accreditation (including ISO 27001), and over 20 years' experience; you can rest assured that all your data will be in safe hands with CAS.

To find out more about secure IT equipment disposal, contact one of the team today.

About CAS IT equipment disposal

CAS provides a comprehensive and secure IT equipment disposal, document digitisation, information storage and facilities management services. For more than 20 years, CAS has worked with NHS Trusts, Financial Services providers, and corporate and private clients. Our head office is just four miles from the City of London. We are supported by our advanced storage centres across the UK.

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