Many organisations that perform IT recycling and data destruction reject the importance of removing item asset tags and previous owner references.
This is poor practice and it can lead to negative consequences such as new user knowledge of where reused computer hardware has come from and potential unauthorised access via confidential information written on references.
Worst case scenarios include: your items being illegally dumped (in the UK or abroad) by an incompetent computer disposal company which points straight back to you for prosecution (under failure to comply with duty of care) and items were failed to be data wiped resulting in the new owner having it spelt out to them where the data and the items came from.
When disposing of IT hardware Revive IT firmly believes it critical that all asset tags and references relating to your organisation such as IP addresses etc. are removed.
Revive IT Recycling ensures compliance for all our customers:
- Absolutely every single item which Revive IT process has all labels / references relating to your organisation removed and securely destroyed
- We have a quality control system in place which ensures continual compliance with our data sanitization policies and procedures
- Our customers receive a full asset report detailing all references prior to removal and destruction
- We attach Revive IT Recycling references to each item processed to ensure full auditable tracking details are kept for each computer item handled