Your company can face costly putative class action lawsuits by the unauthorized exposure of data alone.
The following steps are a guideline of measures you should take in order to mitigate the risk of a data breach. Keep in mind that the cost to prevent a data breach is far less than the fines and reputation damage from an actual data breach. With these steps you will be able to:
See gaps in your policies and procedures for final disposition of non-paper electronic media, if any.
Properly evaluate a vendor for removal of your end-of-life electronics.
Learn more about government regulations for handling data.
Know the do's and don'ts of electronics disposition.