Data Destruction Overview Policy At AVA Recycling, located at 135 W Laura Dr, Addison, IL 60101, and operating through our website AVARecycling.com, we prioritize the secure and responsible destruction of data contained in electronic devices. As a certified electronics recycling company, we adhere to strict data protection protocols to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of our customers' information. This Data Destruction Overview Policy outlines our procedures for data wiping and physical destruction of hard drives.
Data Wiping a. When feasible, we employ industry-standard data wiping techniques to sanitize hard drives and other storage devices before their reuse or recycling. b. Our data wiping methods follow recognized standards, such as NIST SP 800-88, DoD 5220.22-M, or other approved methods that effectively remove all data from the storage media. c. We use certified data erasure software to overwrite the entire storage media with random patterns, ensuring that the original data becomes irretrievable. d. The data wiping process undergoes thorough quality checks to validate the effectiveness of the erasure and ensure compliance with established standards.
Physical Destruction a. For hard drives that cannot be wiped due to technical limitations or devices that are too old for data wiping, we employ physical destruction methods to render the data irrecoverable. b. Our physical destruction procedures may involve shredding, crushing, or pulverizing the storage media, effectively rendering it inoperable and preventing data retrieval. c. Physical destruction takes place under strict security measures, ensuring that only authorized personnel have access to the storage media and that the process remains secure and auditable. d. We ensure the responsible disposal of the destroyed storage media, in compliance with applicable environmental regulations.
Chain of Custody and Security a. We maintain a comprehensive chain of custody for all storage media received for data destruction, tracking the devices from the moment they are received until their final disposition. b. Our facilities have robust security measures in place, including surveillance systems, access controls, and restricted areas, to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the data entrusted to us. c. Our personnel undergo thorough background checks, and all employees and contractors are required to sign confidentiality agreements regarding the handling of customer data. d. We continuously review and update our security practices to align with industry standards and best practices.
Compliance and Certification a. AVA Recycling complies with all applicable data protection and privacy laws, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). b. We maintain appropriate certifications, such as R2 (Responsible Recycling) and e-Stewards, demonstrating our commitment to responsible and secure data destruction practices. c. We undergo regular audits and assessments to ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations and to continually improve our data destruction processes.
Customer Transparency and Reporting a. We provide customers with documentation certifying the completion of data destruction services, including a detailed report outlining the specific methods employed and the identification of the destroyed devices. b. Upon request, we can provide customers with additional information, such as certificates of data destruction, to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
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