media destruction

Your Hard Drive is one example of a media destruction target, it is full of Confidential information, it has become a target for identity theft. When Business and Charity’s organizations upgrade their computers, they often forget to destroy the data on the hard drives. This can be a high exposure risk to both company and its clients.

Some programs erase the data, and some just delete the files and directories on the drive and the actual data remains. Simply by using other available software, the information can be restored, giving someone access to confidential information believed to be destroyed. This leaves organizations vulnerable to lawsuits and being on the wrong side of the law. If you are running a medical business keep in mind that HIPAA regulations require the shredding of all discarded medical documents including CDs, Back-Up Tapes, and DVDs. You might also look at industrial shredders (high security) that retain the inner hub serial number so you can verify the destruction of the media. If you use a service to destroy the data make sure they provide you with an audit report, a certificate of destruction, and a waiver of liability.

You should know that Erasing your hard drive doesn’t mean the data is purged. Our Hard drive destruction is proven to be the only 100% secure way to destroy data from hard drives permanently. That means physically shredding your hard drive and disposing of it within the correct recycling streams.

Regulatory compliance such as HIPAA not only applies to hard copy records. They also apply to any media, such as CDs, DVDs, backup tape, and hard drives, that may contain confidential information. For this reason alone, your records management retention schedule should not only take paper documents into account but should also include media such as desktops, back up tapes, etc…

Like hard copy paper records, media that contains confidential client information should be securely destroyed using the proper method. Our Hard drive destruction is the only completely secure way to destroy the data. Our media destruction services ensure that your media is destroyed using the appropriate procedures.

Our media destruction services eliminate the risk that your data will be stolen and protects your company from compliance violations. Once your media is destroyed, you will be given a Notarized Certificate of Destruction.

Acceptable Media:

Acceptable Media for our destruction service:

  • Hard Drives: PC and Mac.
  • Backup Magnetic Tapes.
  • Floppy Disks, Thumb Nails
  • Zip Disks and peripheral Drives.
  • Optical CDs, DVD Media.

Media destruction refers to the process of physically destroying or rendering data on electronic media (such as hard drives, tapes, CDs, etc.) unreadable. This is often done to protect sensitive information or to comply with regulations. Neighborhood Parcel is a company based in Boston, MA that provides media destruction services. They offer on-site and off-site destruction of electronic media, including hard drives, tapes, CDs, and more. They also provide certificates of destruction for compliance purposes. To use their services, you can contact them to schedule a pick-up or drop off your media at their facility. They will then securely transport and destroy the media, and provide you with the certificate of destruction.

About Our Company

Neighborhood Parcel, a company based in Boston, MA that provides media destruction services, uses a process called “incineration” to destroy data on hard drives. Incineration is a process that uses a powerful magnetic field to erase all data on a hard drive. This method is considered to be one of the most effective ways to destroy data on a hard drive and make it unreadable as it turns to melted metal and dust!

When you use Neighborhood Parcel’s media destruction service, they will securely transport your hard drives to their facility and use degaussing equipment to erase the data. Once the data has been erased, they will then physically destroy the hard drive to ensure that it cannot be used again. They will also provide you with a certificate of destruction to confirm that the data on the hard drives has been securely erased and the hard drives are destroyed.

It’s important to note that while incineration is a secure method of destroying data on hard drives, it’s not suitable for all types of media. If you have other types of electronic media that you would like to destroy, it’s best to contact Neighborhood Parcel to confirm that they can destroy that media, and to understand the process they use.

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About the Author: Boston Area Shredding

Founded in 2006, Neighborhood Parcel developed a reputation for excellent service at affordable prices. We became the leading document shredding center in the Boston MA area thanks to the continuos referrals and our low flat rates. Our Mission is to be a solid partner in the business community and to offer affordable shredding service alternative for residents and small businesses. One pount of personal documents or a public storage location full of medical X-rays, we have the right shredding plan to fit your needs. With rates starting 89 Cents /Lbs, you simply cannot go wrong! For reservations and Customer service, call (978)636-0301