Why Hard Drive Destruction is a Legal Necessity

Hard drive destruction should be considered extremely important for any large entity that values privacy. Banks and various other types of businesses rely heavily on keeping information sequestered from public view, and in this modern age, cutting edge technology is required to keep it that way.

But what are the consequences for not efficiently keeping a lid on sensitive information? Many private entities thrive off of keeping public information safe and secure, and when they don’t, the consequences can be enormous. First, there will be a loss of consumer confidence in the business they’ve entrusted their private information to. However, there are strict legal regulations that require various entities to properly dispose of confidential information. Some examples are The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as well as HIPAA. The latter in part enforces the need for electronic health records to be disposed in a way that ultimately safeguards the patient.

If these regulations aren’t heeded, and private information is carelessly disposed of, the FTC can bring a lawsuit against the offending organization, as the regulation of data security for consumers falls under its purview. There have been a number of cases brought by the FTC as recently as 2015. Consumer protection enforcement is alive and well, which means that proper data storage and disposal should be one of a business’s top priorities.

Phiston Technologies specializes in products that will make your hard drives, dvds, and usbs unreadable. Since simply deleting the data from a hard drive or usb isn’t enough, these technologies provide safe and reliable ways to wipe your devices clean before their inevitable trips to the junkyard. Each and every one of these products is designed to meet NSA specifications, but also utilizes the most efficient and most recent technology.

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