One of the most important things for big and small companies is to make sure that they are using e-Waste and data destruction services that follow proper federal regulations and guidelines. At e-End, we guarantee that we are following such procedures. One area that we cover is the FACTA, or the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, which requires that financial and credit data is kept secure at all times.
What Does It Mean To Be FACTA Compliant?
Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 requires that companies do their due diligence to protect consumers against identity theft and data breaches. That means that such information is secure throughout the e-Waste process, including destruction, sanitization, and recycling of said equipment. To be in compliance means that you’ve done your duty in protecting personal data by following proper protocol. Failure to do so could lead to hefty fines and even additional legal trouble.
FACTA Compliant e-Waste Services
e-End offers a variety of services that are guaranteed to be FACTA compliant. Here is a list of those services and how they help you avoid issues regarding federal regulation.
There are a variety of services that fall into the asset disposition category. To ensure that your business remains FACTA compliant, we go through a series of checklists to ensure that we’ve properly removed sensitive information that may put you or your customers at risk before the equipment is refurbished, reused or recycled.
Secure Data Destruction
e-End is NAID AAA certified in data destruction. This means that we have a clear understanding of all of the regulations that must be followed in order to successfully destroy any and all data on your IT equipment. We know what it takes to successfully work through the compliance requirements.
Degaussing makes it impossible to take data from any magnetic media. Degaussing will eliminate the chances of a hacker obtaining financial or credit information that may create the opportunity for identity theft. Taking the extra step of degaussing ensures there is no way there is any data that can be extracted from your magnetic media.
Hard Drive Shredding
Depending on the level of security required, hard drive shredding can be performed with or without degaussing on the magnetic media. Deleting information may not be enough. If degaussing is not performed, hard drive shredding can make it extremely difficult, even with the use of very specialized equipment, to retrieve data from a shredded hard drive. Hard drive shredding provides an additional step of consumer protection because it takes away the ability to obtain information that may make them vulnerable to hackers.
Once the equipment is ready to recycle, it has already undergone proper procedures to remove all data. Clients can rest easy, knowing that there is no vulnerable information that may infringe on the FACTA regulation or any other federal guidelines and requirements.
Speak To The Experienced e-Waste Specialists
There is a lot that goes into the e-Waste service process, and we know it may feel overwhelming; e-End makes the process simple for you and we are happy to talk you through our process and provide additional information about how we keep you in proper compliance. Please reach out to us to learn more by giving us a call at 240.713.5855 or get a quote online today.! Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer your questions.