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Morgan Stanley Hit With Fines for Improper Disposal of Data

Recently, Morgan Stanley was hit with a hefty fine for the improper disposal of electronic data. While this reflects one of the largest legal cases, there are more, including smaller companies. In addition to the high cost of the penalty, the company will also realize the added and longer-range costs to their damaged reputation and lost credibility [...]

By |October 29th, 2020|Blog, Data Destruction|0 Comments

What is Degaussing and Why Doesn’t It Work?

In the past, many people looking to dispose of their electronic data safely and securely have turned to “degaussing,” which is essentially the act of using a powerful, specialized magnet to erase the data on a hard drive until it becomes completely irretrievable. However, as Solid State Drives (SSDs) have become more popular (and to [...]

By |October 30th, 2018|Blog, Data Destruction|0 Comments

3 Things to Do If You Get a New Electronic Device This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches many people across the country and around the globe may be hoping to receive a shiny new smartphone, tablet, or laptop. And while getting a new device is always exciting, there are some security measures that should be taken when you swap the old for the new to ensure that [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Blog, Data Destruction|0 Comments

Unenroll Devices Before Recycling – Here’s Why

At Data Recycling New England, we make it our business to help schools and other organizations recycle and dispose of their used electronic equipment. To do that efficiently and effectively, we need to make sure that we can gain authorized access to each device to make sure that all identifying or sensitive information on it [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Blog, Data Destruction|0 Comments

The Importance of Data Destruction Within Financial Institutions

Of the various organizations and institutions that hold the identifying information of their customers or clients, banks and other financial institutions probably have the most sensitive information. Not only do they have their customers’ names, addresses, social security numbers, and phone numbers but they also have their account information (obviously), as well as other identifying [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Blog, Data Destruction|0 Comments

Reducing Data Theft At Schools

At first glance it may not seem that schools – especially public elementary schools – would necessarily be in grave danger of having sensitive data compromised. After all, the majority of individuals in and out of the building on a daily basis are under the age of 12, don’t have bank accounts, and probably aren’t [...]

By |March 6th, 2017|Blog, Data Destruction|0 Comments

The Importance of Blanking A Hard Drive

At Data Recycling of New England, we take data destruction – including hard drive blanking – seriously. For many individuals and corporations, when a piece of computer equipment is no longer needed and is being upgraded, the most usual course of action is for it to be taken out of commission and put into a [...]

By |January 30th, 2017|Blog, Data Destruction|0 Comments

Corporate Data Destruction and Recycling

Did you know that in some municipalities the instant an item is thrown into a dumpster or trashcan that’s located outside it legally becomes available to whomever is willing to go in and get it? And, of course, whether it’s legal in that area won’t stop someone from going after something they really want – [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Data Destruction|0 Comments