As technology continues to advance and systems continue to get upgraded, some find that they are left with a growing pile of data storage devices. Storing large (or even small!) amounts of sensitive information can be a liability for businesses, and leave individuals vulnerable to identity theft. Throwing these devices away is simply not an option. Keep only the data storage devices that you need, and ensure that these are securely locked up. The rest should be properly disposed of. The best way to ensure that your sensitive data is completely destroyed is to have it shredded.
Statutes such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Federal Trade Commission Act may require your company to provide reasonable security to the sensitive information of your clients. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that up to 9 million Americans have their identity stolen each year. Contact OceanTech at email@example.com or (612) 331-4456 for additional information about getting your hard drives, CDs, tapes, or other media storage devices securely shredded.