Reports show that the Hillary Clinton campaign has made payments to a data destruction company for computer and server hard drive shredding services.
Does destroying digital media, such as computer hard drives, in of itself indicate nefarious activity or a cover up? Absolutely not, it shows the Hillary Clinton campaign is being responsible with their personal and private data.
Computer hard drive destruction – more importantly the personal data it holds- is becoming as standard as shredding paper documents.
Responsible companies, especially those that value customer and patient information, don’t allow computer and server hard drives leave their custody without first shredding them. Keep in mind that one hard drive can hold that same amount of information than 1.000’s of boxes of paper documents.
WHY WOULD THE HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN SHRED COMPUTER HARD DRIVES?
Data privacy legislation such as HIPAA, PCI, FACTA require the proper disposal of patient, credit card and financial information. If the Hilary Clinton campaign didn’t shred their computer and server hard drives prior to disposing of old computer equipment they would be at a minimum irresponsible.
WHAT IS SECURE HARD DRIVE DESTRUCTION?
Secure data and hard drive destruction is the process of ensuring and verifying that information never leaves your custody. How can you make sure
Have your data and hard drives destroyed onsite (at your location). This procedure allows your to witness and verify that digital information never leaves your custody and cannot be stolen or sold.
Hire a NAID Certified hard drive destruction company specializing in data destruction. Data privacy laws such as HIPAA require your to perform proper due diligence of your data destruction processes and vendors.
Have your digital media physically shredded. NIST 800-88 “Guidelines for Secure Media Sanitization” indicates that physically shredding computer hard drives is the most secure form of digital media destruction – better than erasing and degaussing.
E-Waste Security is a NAID Certified hard drive destruction service company based in Los Angeles, CA.