The amount and types of files that hang out in your storage drives can leave you vulnerable to data breaches and some serious fines. The only way to get rid of data for good is through Hard Drive and Media Destruction from Corodata, which means physically destroying it, just like you would shred paper docs.
Leaving data around makes sensitive information vulnerable to a breach of compliance and privacy, subjecting your company to some steep regulatory fines.
Data breaches caused by improper records management practices can result in millions of dollars in fines from statutory policies such as: HIPAA, GLBA, and CPRA.
Letting data linger puts your customers and employees at risk for malicious scams, consumer privacy breaches, and, worst-case scenario, identity theft.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly referred to as HIPAA, protects the privacy of patients and their data. A $250,000 fine is levied not for each device breached but for each patient’s data taken from the breach.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) mandates financial institutions to disclose their information-sharing and destruction practices to their customers and secure sensitive data. Failure to comply means a $100,000 fine for each violation.
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) imposes restrictions and responsibilities on how companies collect, process, and use personally identifiable information (PII). Even if a company is not based in California, it could still be subject to the CPRA. Breaches of CPRA can cost up to $7,500 per violation.
The average hard drive can hold up to 20 terabytes (TB) of data—1 TB equals 1,000 gigabytes (GB). Ditching old electronic devices without a hard drive destruction service leaves traces of all that data to linger.
1 GB =nearly 678,000 pages of TEXT FILES
1 GB =more than 100,000 pages of EMAILS
1 GB =almost 65,000 pages of WORD FILES
1 GB =close to 15,500 pages of IMAGES
1 GB =roughly 17,500 PowerPoint SLIDES
Beyond hard drives, look out for data stored on these common electronic media devices:
We’re NAID Certified. Corodata is recognized as a certified vendor by The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), which sets industry standards for proper and secure hard drive and media destruction services. This means we’ve gone through NAID’s rigorous internal audit and met legal and NAID standards for destruction.
We’re a California Green Business. As a certified California Green Company, we recycle all hard drive destruction material to the extent the market permits. Our commitment to the climate means we’re always searching for new ways to improve our green credentials.