Degauss for GDPR Compliance
Solutions for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance
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 people?s 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.