Secure Data Destruction

Permanent Physical destruction of Digital Media & Other Confidential Data Sources.

Secure Disposal of Sensitive Assets, Confidential Paper Shredding and Secure Destruction of Computer Media. ….

Data Collection, Erasure & Destruction, Also Witness Burns.

RJS Secure Data Collection and Destruction

RJS Data destruction processes meet British Standards EN 15713. All companies who handle, process and destroy confidential information must follow the directives within this standard.

RJS provide a guarenteed framework of key conditions. We will provide regular scheduled collections or one off storage collections, for example office clearances. Our collections comply with all current regulations and your confidential waste will be securely delivered to a leading site for destruction or incineration.

Once destruction of your confidential data media has been completed you will provided with a Data Destruction Certificate.

What is Secure Data Destruction?

In order for an organisation to comply with their obligations under the Data Protection Act they must establish technical and organisational measures to ensure that personal data is not revealed to unauthorised persons. Records can be physical, paper documents or digital media/HDD and contain: –

  • Medical Files
  • Bank Details
  • Personal Emails
  • Photographs
  • Client Account Details
  • Personal Details
  • Employee Details

When disposing of documents containing such information they must ensure that those documents are destroyed sufficiently and that only authorised persons are involved in the process.

In addition to destruction of sensitive information on paper or hard drives many companies require secure disposal of corporate items such as: –

  • Documents
  • Plans & Drawings
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Credit Cards
  • ID Cards
  • SIM Cards
  • Overhead
  • Medical X-Rays
  • Overhead Projection Slides/Transparencies
  • Uniforms (Police, military etc)
  • Retail goods with faulty labelling
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Headed paper & other corporate stationery
  • Counterfeit Goods

British Standards EN 15713

The EN 15713 standard covers premises in which the data destruction is to be carried out as well as all contracts between the client and organisation and/or any sub-contractor.

All personnel involved in the collection, transportation and destruction process must be security vetted according to BS7585 and have signed a deed of confidentiality. They must be uniformed, suitably trained and carry photographic ID.

Vehicles must be secure, either with a box body or demountable container. The driver must have a method of communicating with their base and the vehicle must be fitted with an alarm or immobiliser system. The vehicle must be locked during transit and the alarm/immobiliser activated any time it is unattended.

Waste Transfer Notes must be issued for each consignment.

Methods of Data Destruction

1. Data Shredding

This is an extremely effective method for destroying all traces of data. Sensitive documents and data storage media bearing data can all be shredded. This includes hard drives, mobile phones, other storage devices (CDs, USBs, DVDs, Floppy Discs etc.), magnetic Media (DLT, DDS, LTO, DAT Tapes etc.). Data storage media can be shredded into tiny pieces, either on site or at specialist facilities. The resulting waste can be recycled, sent to landfill or even composted, in the case of paper.

2. Degaussing

Digital storage media such as hard disk drives and tapes use magnetics to store their data. Exposing such media to a more intense, fluctuating magnetic field has the effect of reverting them to a neutral state, thus erasing the data that they contain. This is called degaussing.

A degausser is a machine that generates such a magnetic field and can also include a shredder, to physically destroy the item once it has been erased.

3. Incineration

High temperature incineration is viewed as the most secure and reliable disposal option for hazardous waste and is also used to securely destroy confidential waste.

Waste is reduced to inert residues with a volume decrease of up to 80%.