The risks of not properly destroying electronic media, such as computer hard drives, video and audio tapes, etc. can include identity theft, possible HIPAA violations, loss of business reputation and client trust, and more. Without destruction of these items that are filled with personal and company data, information could be sent to unintended recipients. Individuals, as well as businesses, have confidential information which they don’t want ending up in the wrong hands. Destroying electronic media in the correct manner keeps all data secure so you don’t have to worry about the negative consequences.
Your Media is at Risk – All of it!
Many people believe computer hard drives are the only electronic media that need to be destroyed. This is not the case. While it is important to properly destroy these devices, there are other items that you will want to take care of as well.