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Media & Hard Drive Destruction

You’ve heard the stories in the media – hard drives and backup tapes have become increasingly common targets for theft.  The sheer amount of data contained within these formats makes any breach of information an enormous event with potentially widespread consequences.  Privacy laws pertaining to the protection of confidential information are addressed but not limited to the following regulations:

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act (HITECH)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLB)
For example, within FACTA, a specific “Disposal Provision” mandates that businesses and individuals maintain confidentiality of records during the disposal process.  In essence, consumer information must be shredded to prevent unauthorized access. And even if your storage devices are decommissioned, private data can still be extracted.  As a result, it’s imperative that media storage devices and hard drives are properly destroyed in a secure manner.

Complete elimination of your electronic data

Archive Corporation’s media destruction services minimize the risk of your business information being compromised during the disposal process by providing a thorough, reliable, professional method for the destruction of your magnetic and optical media devices.  Like our paper shredding services, all media is cross-cut and additionally is incinerated to further ensure absolute security.  We enable your business to reap the benefits of:

  • Strengthened privacy protection
  • Increased information security
  • Improved legal and regulatory compliance

Strict chain of custody throughout the destruction process

We provide either scheduled or as needed service depending on your specific business needs.  Our screened and professionally trained staff maintains a strict chain of custody during the destruction process to assure the safety and security of your digital information.  Once the destruction process has been completed, you are provided with a Certificate of Incineration documenting your compliance.

Prior to implementing a solution for your business, we’ll provide you with a cost free, no obligation consultation.  To find out more about our media destruction solutions please contact us by phone or fill in the form on the page.

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