Hard Drive Shredding – ADS Leads by Example

Secure data destruction provider, Data Eliminate Ltd, has been drafted-in by ADS, the trade association for the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries, to destroy confidential data held on the organisation’s decommissioned electronic media.

Data Eliminate deployed its mobile destruction vehicle to ADS’s London headquarters where a number of hard drives were shredded under the supervision of ADS Chief Executive, Rees Ward CB.

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The on-site data destruction service provided by Data Eliminate carries the CESG CCT Mark certification and is approved by the Ministry of Defence (DIPCOG). It is designed to provide a means for companies to completely remove sensitive data from electronic storage devices and end-of-life IT equipment in the security of their own premises.

Rees Ward witnessed ADS’s hard drives being shredded to corn flake sized particles (15mm x 15mm). On completion, Data Eliminate provided ADS with a Certificate of Destruction and Waste Transfer Note. All waste residue was sent for environmentally responsible recycling.

“Data Security is an increasing concern for those, like our own member organisations, who work in sensitive areas and have intellectual property and customer data to protect. We urge such organisations to ensure data on end-of-life IT equipment is properly destroyed by a government approved data destruction provider,” affirms Rees Ward.

Julian Fraser, Director of Data Eliminate explains, “An incident of data loss can lead to fines from the Information Commissioner of up to £500,000 and catastrophic damage to a company’s reputation. Our security and environmental accreditations mean that organisations such as ADS can use our services with confidence.”

Data Eliminate runs an integrated Management System which is externally audited to the following International Standards:- ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental).