When recycling old computers, the chances are that there is old data on them which could fall into the wrong hands. It’s important to ensure that any data is held in full accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Failure to do could lead to large fines, the current highest fine for data breaches is £500,000. This is set to rise with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The fines under GDPR, which becomes law on the 25th May 2018, can go up to €20 million, or 4% of turnover, whichever is higher.
Our Electrical Recycling Service will ensure that any data on the computers is secure when we collect it. It stays secure until the recycling experts destroy it. Our service will destroy any data to HMG Infosec Standard 5, the UK data destruction standard.