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There is an enormous amount of misinformation about computer "recycling." Following are "Mythbusters," information to correct the myths that pervade the computer waste management issue, so you can fulfill your due diligence under the law.
Reality: Recyclers are in business to make money reselling components of your old equipment and nothing more. Most simply discard non-resalable components or send them to dump locations around the globe.
Reality: You can not sign away your liability for privacy or environmental issues.
Reality: Over writing is just that, writing over data. The data is still there just hidden under meaningless script. The folks that want your data know what they are looking for and know how to get it.
Reality: According to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), 10% of all hardrives have defects or abnormalities which prevent them from being completely cleaned. The difficulty is identifying the 10% that are not cleaned.
Reality: Not true, some companies state their destruction is done in highly secured, highly monitored government facilities with tight supervision. But after looking more closely, it is the Department of Justice Prison Systems UNICOR.
Do you really want your sensitive information being handled by Federal Prisoners?
Reality: Not true, not all degaussers are created equally no matter who approves them. Degaussers have different strengths and you need to know what strengths to use on which hard drives & tapes in order for the degauss to work properly. If the degauss is not done properly, you have just opened yourself up to a huge risk. Be sure, contact us and we'll explain.