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How to Avoid the Electronics Waste Privacy Threat by Richard Conard






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How to Avoid the Electronics Waste Privacy Threat


 
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Discarding your outdated IT assets and electronic waste is a good thing to do even though it comes along with a potential privacy threat; most people wonder whether there is anything they can do about it. The privacy threat should not deter anyone from going on with their Chicago computer recycling plans especially because they can actually be prevented. There are a few simple but important steps you can take when you are doing computer recycling to avoid the electronic waste privacy threat.

Find a reputable recycler: One of the best ways to ensure that you are not vulnerable to any cyber security threat during the electronic waste recycling is to ensure that you only partner with a certified reputable recycler. Certified electronic recycling companies that have a proven track record of using sustainable recycling methods are most likely to have a good track record of ensuring that all your data is safe from the time of collection to the hard drive shredding point and when it is discarded.

Keep the rules: There are companies that are definitely prone to privacy threats and data breaches, a good example is the healthcare industry where data breaches have affected patients in the past. Many times such breaches occur as a result of the laid down rules and regulations being ignored or violated. Even when you computers and other electronic devices reach their end-of-life and are headed to the Chicago computer recycling center, sensitive information will remain to be sensitive and all the laws regarding the storage and transfer of such information must be given priority.

Protect sensitive data: This may mean having an effective data destruction policy firmly in place. Lack of such a plan will mean that data breaches could occur and the cost can be extremely high especially if they occur after you have given out the devices as electronic waste. There are many companies that use encryption as their method of choice but even for those that don’t, there are still other ways for ensuring that data is kept safe. You also want to ensure that you have up-to-date anti-virus software that has a powerful firewall that will protect your date when you are connected to the internet.

Follow-up is the key: Making sure that you follow-up with the computer recycle company that is handling your data destruction or hard drive shredding is extremely important. Most recyclers have an optional guarantee for their data destruction services in the form of an official certificate; there are yet others that take their guarantee of hard drive shredding a step further by providing video surveillance of the entire procedure.

Lead by example: You need to put in a place an incidence plan that can act as a rapid-response plan in case an actual privacy breach has taken place. All you senior employees such as managers and supervisors should be trained thoroughly in what to do during such a case scenario. All persons in leadership positions should also be well informed of the company’s hard drive shredding and data destruction procedures and getting sensitive data from storage.


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