Author Elizabeth Wilmot

Building a Data Destruction Policy

Building a Data Destruction Policy

Data Security has become one of the highest priorities for business owners throughout the country in recent years.  This is largely because of the many high profile cases of data breaches as caused both maliciously and/or accidentally.  While it’s impossible to completely remove the risk of a data breach, there are steps you can take to significantly reduce the risk of this occurring.  A compliant data destruction policy is a key piece in preventing data breaches.  Data Killers specializes in building a data destruction policy for companies through our compliant data destruction services.

Data Killers certified and compliant data destruction is a key component to building a secure and reliable data destruction policy.  We offer shredding, degaussing, incineration, and destruction services for a variety of media, including but not limited to: hard drives; back-up tapes; memory devices; smart phones; microfiche; CD’s; DVD’s; etc.  Our secure and reliable data destruction services can help companies to avoid paying costly fines and ensure compliance with all regulations and standards.

Choosing an appropriate destruction method is sometimes difficult, which is why Data Killers employs knowledgeable sales staff who can assist in assessing destruction needs and planning.  Data Killers will thoroughly assist in the planning and implementation of the data destruction policy.  Having a consistent data destruction policy followed by everyone within your company at all times is vital.

Building a Data Destruction Policy

In developing and implementing your data destruction policy, you face the challenge of coming up with a level of destruction that is appropriate for your company’s particular situation.  Whether your company is obligated to take certain steps in destroying your data really depends on the laws, rules, or regulations that regulate your company. Regulated industries have requirements in place through a variety of sources. For example, depending on your industry you may have to look to Sarbanes-Oxley, Graham-Leach-Bliley, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, or HIPAA for guidance.  Data Killers is compliant with these requirements as well as all local, state and federal regulations in the United States.  Our knowledgeable sales and management staff will go above and beyond to ensure that our processes meet all requirements and regulations.  When building a data destruction policy, Data Killers’ variety of destruction services and assured compliance is the best choice for reliable, accurate, and certified data destruction.