The Risk You Take

Highly sensitive personal data belonging to tens of thousands of people, including some relating to HIV and Genito Urinary Medicine patients, was discovered on hard drives sold on eBay.  The Brighton, UK hospital was fined £325,000 by The Information Commissioner’s[…]

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Degaussing 101

What Does Degauss Mean to Hard Drive Destruction? Computer hard drives use magnetic fields to store data on special discs called platters. Degaussing is the elimination of magnetic field patterns. A degausser of the appropriate strength will eliminate the magnetic fields on[…]

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Electronic Data

A Process of Elimination. Very few items have such high liability for owners as tape and hard disk storage media. Whether it is company secrets, personal information, medical information, credit card transactions or financial data, information is a hot commodity[…]

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