Data Destruction

We will ensure all data bearing devices have their data destroyed.

Masters Recycling will provide certification for all received WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) from your organisation that they have carried out the required procedures to ensure that all client data has been completely removed from all electronic devices by means of sanitation to DoD 5220.22-M standard. If this is not successful the devices are shredded and destroyed.

Masters Recycling Data Destruction Procedure

Secure Storage

All equipment is stored in a secure (locked) and monitored facility until the data destruction has taken place.

A Masters Recycling Employee will destroy all data on bearing devices using our following procedures:

Disk Sanitation: Wiped to DoD 5220.22-M Standard. A software-based method of overwriting the data that completely destroys all electronic data residing on a hard disk drive or other digital media by using zeros and ones to overwrite data onto all sectors of the device. By overwriting the data on the storage device, the data is rendered unrecoverable and achieves data sanitisation.

Crush: Device placed in a specialised machine and crushed with a considerable amount of force. Then shredded (National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization)

Shred: Shredded according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization.

Software Reset: A factory reset, also known as master reset, a software restore of an electronic device to its original system state by erasing all of the information stored on the device in an attempt to restore the device to its original manufacturer settings. Doing so will effectively erase all of the data, settings, and applications that were previously on the device.

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