Data Destruction Services
One-Off Jobs & Annual Contracts for Destruction & Disposal
One-Off Jobs and Annual Destruction Contracts are both available. Annual Service Contract Customers enjoy additional benefits such as secure containers for media storage prior to destruction and revenue share on any WEEE has a viable resale value after refurbishment.
All data destruction services are provided at three security grades which offer different sets of features. Our most popular service is our HMG / Corporate Grade. It is used by many HM Government Departments and approved the MOD. It is suitable for nearly all private sector and most public sector applications.
On-site and Off Site Data Destruction
All our services are available either at your premises or at our secure facility with the exception of our SME Grade which is available as a collection service only.
Our HMG/Corporate Service is our most popular and is available at your premises, by collection for destruction at our secure facility or by appointment in person at our Central London Destruction Centre. On Site Data Destruction provides the reassurance of having sensitive data destroyed in the security of your own premises.
Off Site Data Destruction is prompt and easy to arrange.
Secure Disposal of Sensitive Assets
We will dispose of anything from a single hard drive to parts of military aircraft which contain sensitive electronics.
We have the capability to establish a mobile destruction service at any location, record details of assets, decommission them, destroy data bearing component and recycle or dispose of non-data bearing items.
For more information see our High Security Destruction and Disposal Brochure.
Central London Walk-In Destruction Centre
Our HM Government Approved Destruction Centre in London Zone 1 is on the doorstep of The City of London, West End and Whitehall.
If you need to witness the destruction of data and get rid of it fast then call us now!
Same day or next day appointments are regularly available.
We will ensure that all data bearing items are processed before destroying. Data Eliminate Ltd inventory cataloguing processes provides peace of mind, accountability and assurance that your company’s assets have been properly accounted for and recorded. Confidential data becomes vulnerable when the computers and devices containing it reach their end-of-life.
Permanent Destruction or Overwriting/Erasure
Under our HMG Corporate and Military Grade services customers can choose a method of permanent destruction – degaussing, crushing and/or shredding. For very sensitive information more than one of these methods may be advisable. E.g. degaussing followed by shredding. Media which has been crushed, shredded or degaussed cannot be used again.
If you wish to redeploy hard drives or devices such as mobile phones after data has been removed, then you will find out hard drive erasure and overwriting services and small devices refurbishment service to be just the ticket!
Confidential Paper Shredding
Our paper shredding service can either be carried out on or off site and on a one-off or scheduled basis at a pre-determined time.
Operations are conducted in line with BS EN 15713 – Secure Destruction of Confidential Material to give you confidence that your sensitive documents will be irrevocably destroyed.
Secure Destruction of Computer Media
The biggest external threat to any company’s operational capability is if unauthorised third parties gain access to sensitive data or if such data falls into their control.
Many organisations are aware of this. Many have made plans to safeguard their sensitive data with firewalls (of both hard and soft varieties) to counter against cyber attacks. Appropriate security systems can protect the premises in which the confidential information is stored. The opportunity for employees to take data away can be diminished by monitoring blocking of electronic messages (e-mails), access to and use of certain websites, and by locking away computer storage media such as back up tapes, hard disks, CDs and floppy disks.
The disposal of computers, hard disks, handheld devices, PCs, old servers and even printers is where the most unguarded risk lies. The risk exists when one is getting rid of anything that may contain confidential data. Personal Data must be destroyed under secure conditions as stipulated by the General Data Protection Regulation. Under GDPR, the responsibilities of organisations relating to sensitive data have become stricter.
Many organisations will go some way to ensure their disposal arrangements are secure. For example, special lockable bins may be provided into which sensitive assets can be deposited. Those who believe that this is sufficient are not doing enough. Under GDPR Data Controllers are entirely responsible for the actions and omissions of their Data Processors – of which the chosen data destruction provider is one. Those Controllers who do not follow the chain through to ensure sensitive data is appropriately destroyed are taking a big and potentially expensive risk.
Under the Data Protection Act a person who suffers emotional or financial harm because of a breach by the data controller can seek compensation for that harm. Under GDPR, organisations can even be in trouble for not having systems set up to handle queries about the Personal Data they hold on or from any private individual (Data Subject).
Data Eliminate will collect the hard drives and computer media for processing from your premises at an agreed time using secure carriers or our own vehicles. The items will be taken to our premises for processing.
On arrival, the shipment will be checked-in and we will contact you to confirm details so that you can be sure everything is complete.
The items will be kept in a secure area until such time as we have verified your instructions. Once we have your approval, your data is guaranteed to be erased beyond known means of recovery and in line with appropriate standards such as CESG Information Security Standard No 5.
When the job is done, we will issue certificates of recycling and of destruction, ensuring you have met your duties under the General Data Protection Regulation. We will dispose of computer disks, tapes and other storage media in line with the WEEE Directive.
For further information on our data destruction service, please call 0345-1234-400 or complete our enquiry form.
Some of the types of documents which full under the Data Protection Act 1998 include correspondence or other documents which reveal the contact details or any financial details of a named living person, unless permission has been given to circulate the details. Under the GDPR, this definition extends to any information from which a private individual (Data Subject) can be identified.
These can include Employee or HR Records, Disciplinary records, Maternity/Paternity pay records, Tax and National Insurance forms, Legal Contracts and Tenders for Contracts.
At Data Eliminate, we assist you in complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Whether you are taking advantage our Service for Hard Drives and Storage Media service (which includes WEEE recycling as option) or have opted for our other hard disk and data tape destruction services, our services are compliant with GDPR from the undertakings provided in our Standard Terms and Conditions and the comprehensive reporting and audit trails provided.