Data Collection, Erasure & Destruction, Also Witness Burns.
RJS Secure Data Collection and Destruction
RJS Data destruction processes meet British Standards EN 15713. All companies who handle, process and destroy confidential information must follow the directives within this standard.
RJS provide a guarenteed framework of key conditions. We will provide regular scheduled collections or one off storage collections, for example office clearances. Our collections comply with all current regulations and your confidential waste will be securely delivered to a leading site for destruction or incineration.
Once destruction of your confidential data media has been completed you will provided with a Data Destruction Certificate.
British Standards EN 15713
The EN 15713 standard covers premises in which the data destruction is to be carried out as well as all contracts between the client and organisation and/or any sub-contractor.
All personnel involved in the collection, transportation and destruction process must be security vetted according to BS7585 and have signed a deed of confidentiality. They must be uniformed, suitably trained and carry photographic ID.
Vehicles must be secure, either with a box body or demountable container. The driver must have a method of communicating with their base and the vehicle must be fitted with an alarm or immobiliser system. The vehicle must be locked during transit and the alarm/immobiliser activated any time it is unattended.
Waste Transfer Notes must be issued for each consignment.
Methods of Data Destruction
1. Data Shredding
This is an extremely effective method for destroying all traces of data. Sensitive documents and data storage media bearing data can all be shredded. This includes hard drives, mobile phones, other storage devices (CDs, USBs, DVDs, Floppy Discs etc.), magnetic Media (DLT, DDS, LTO, DAT Tapes etc.). Data storage media can be shredded into tiny pieces, either on site or at specialist facilities. The resulting waste can be recycled, sent to landfill or even composted, in the case of paper.
Digital storage media such as hard disk drives and tapes use magnetics to store their data. Exposing such media to a more intense, fluctuating magnetic field has the effect of reverting them to a neutral state, thus erasing the data that they contain. This is called degaussing.
A degausser is a machine that generates such a magnetic field and can also include a shredder, to physically destroy the item once it has been erased.
High temperature incineration is viewed as the most secure and reliable disposal option for hazardous waste and is also used to securely destroy confidential waste.
Waste is reduced to inert residues with a volume decrease of up to 80%.