Degauss for GDPR Compliance
Solutions for General Data Protection Regulation
Following on from the Data Protection Act (DPA) which was passed
in EU countries in 1998, EU Governments have now adopted the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply throughout the
EU from 25th May 2018.
The massive increase in peoples personal data being held on
computers by a very wide range of users has seen the need for governments
to urgently address the problems and hurt caused by data breaches.
This has led them to introduce stringent new penalties for failure
to protect data.
The main focus of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will
be to legally protect the personal data of all individuals residing
within the EU irrespective of where the company or agency
holding the data is based and includes rules around holding,
processing, profiling, maintaining and deleting that data.
Our range of degaussers and crunchers enable users to be absolutely
certain that, at the time when sensitive data has reached the point
when it can no longer be legitimately held, the user can not need
just to attempt to erase or delete the data, but they can degauss
and physically crush it, thus ensuring true permanent destruction.
Sensitive personal data, which relates to information concerning
a data subject's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious
beliefs, trade union activities, physical or mental health, sexual
life, or details of criminal offences, is typically stored on media
such as Hard Drives, Storage Tapes, Laptop Hard Drives and Solid
State Drives. The data is very difficult to securely erase using
software programmes due to the possibility of faults in the media
such as bad sectors which software cannot access to delete. Some
erasure programmes only erase the top level path to the data rather
than the data itself thus leaving the possibility of a skilled hacker
accessing the data by other means.
Degaussing is the globally recognised method of securely destroying
data stored on magnetic media such as HDD and Tapes. Other devices
such as Solid State Drives (SSD) and Memory Sticks need to be crushed.
We have a range of Degaussers to suit all levels of need whether
it is a few HDD occasionally or a constant supply of various media
for destruction such as would be acquired by a recycling company
or a large Information Technology department. The company also manufactures
a desk-top crusher which is a fast and powerful SSD destroyer.