It is not only beneficial to you and your business to be COPPA compliant, but is also necessary under federal regulation. Failure to do so could lead to a variety of issues, including imprisonment and fines, should you fail to do so. To avoid putting your business at risk, you should ensure that you are following all proper guidelines. e-End is happy to walk you through the process and provide additional information regarding our services.
What Does It Mean To Be COPPA Compliant?
COPPA refers to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in which businesses are required to meet a certain standard when gathering and storing information regarding children under the age of 13. One of the most critical aspects of this regulation is ensuring that a child’s information is protected once the business or facility obtains it. Failure to do so could be putting that child at risk.
COPPA Compliant e-Waste Services
COPPA compliance has a place among e-waste services. Here are a few ways that COPPA compliance plays a critical role in the services that we provide.
While equipment may become unused or outdated, it must be completely cleared of any information before it is refurbished and resold to another user. To remain COPPA compliant, companies must be willing to go the extra mile to make sure any unused equipment undergoes proper sanitization and destruction practices.
Secure Data Destruction
When choosing a company that provides secure data destruction, you should make sure that it is NAID AAA certified. Doing so will ensure that all necessary data is destroyed in accordance with COPPA compliance standards.
Never assume that damaging your data containing media, by drilling holes or hitting with a hammer, means that it is completely protected from a data breach. Degaussing makes it impossible to read any data that may be “written” on your equipment magnetically. All magnetic storage files are completely sanitized, so information cannot be extracted.
Electronic recycling is certainly an important part of the e-Waste service process. Before it is recycled, the equipment is properly cleared of any data or media that may contain personal information. Once this is accomplished, then the equipment is put through our recycling process, and no longer poses a risk for hacking or identity theft concerns.
Hard Drive Degaussing and Shredding
Hard drive shredding ensures that any information regarding a child has been completely removed from the equipment. Keep in mind that improperly erasing of data presents a potential for a data breach. Small particles of data can be enough for someone to gain access to private information.
Speak To The Experienced e-Waste Professionals
Do you want to be sure that your company remains COPPA compliant? Please reach out to us at e-End to learn more about what we do to ensure that your company maintains all federal guidelines regarding e-Waste services. We are happy to provide information regarding your exact needs and service plan. Contact us today to learn more by giving us a call at 240.713.5855 or get a quote online today to learn more!