Product Announcement from DELUMPER® Division, Franklin Miller, Inc.

Electronics Shredding-Image

TASKMASTER shredders are playing a major role in the proper disposal of computers drives and media.

The safe destruction and disposal of a growing stream of electronic scrap and computer storage media is now a major recycling priority in this and many other countries. In the US alone, according to National Safety Council, more than 5,000,000 PCs will be relegated to the scrap heap in 2007. A major problem is that those PCs are loaded with confidential data such as names, accounts, social security numbers, tax returns and more. Deleting of files on the disks as well as backup tapes or reformatting of disks offers little or no protection either. Neither does actually drilling holes in the hard drives. The data is often easily accessible with readily available data recovery software.

Companies now have to contend with a host of government regulations including the Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach, HIPAA and FACTA. Data security is a major problem for corporations. In response, they are stockpiling their old discarded computers using up expensive storage space. Companies are also increasingly reluctant to donate their old computers to charities because of the expense and risk involved.

 
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