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Data Destruction Legislation

Data Destruction Legislation

To protect sensitive personal and business information, corporations operating in the United States are obliged under a variety of laws and regulations to cleanse data from computers they donate, recycle, or dispose of. Businesses are responsible for finding out which regulations apply to them, as well as researching any other regulations in the state where they are located. Federal regulations include:

• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): www.cms.hhs.gov/HIPAAGenInfo/ 

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act :   www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/glbact

• Sarbanes-Oxley Act:  thecaq.aicpa.org/Resources/Sarbanes+Oxley/

• Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act: www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/itada/otadact.htm

• Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act: www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm

In addition, the Federal Trade Commission has issued its final rule regarding the proper disposal of consumer report infor­mation and records under the Fair and Accurate Credit Trans­actions Act of 2003 (FACTA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The latest FACTA rule requires any business that collects and keeps consumer information, like credit card information or employee background reports for a business purpose, to properly dispose of such information. The new rule covers any record about an individual, including paper, electronic, or other form. It is designed to cut down on identity theft by, among other methods, restricting the ability of thieves to go “dumpster diving” for valuable consumer information in discarded business records. Also, it is in the best interest of companies to make sure that their confidential business information, such as business plans and product designs, are protected and removed from hard drives before they are passed on to the next user.

 * Source: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/conserve/plugin/pdf/pcthing-bus.pdf


Data Destruction Services

ease e-waste offers certified data destruction.  Our system consists of a data scrambler that will make your data virtually impossible to access. Our level 3 data destruction is the same level of data destruction used by the United States Department of Defense.  The length of time that your hard drive is scrambled determines how inaccessible it will be.  We also offer physical destruction of hard drives.



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