In the current digital and cloud-based world, the value of data has skyrocketed. Organizations, companies, and governments collect and use vast amounts of personal data and analytics as primary guides for making important decisions. Unfortunately, the value of data adds significant risk and makes it an attractive target for hackers and bad actors. Personal data and critical proprietary data have become a sort of currency on the open market, black market, and specifically the dark web where cyber threats are rampant.
As cyber-attacks and data breaches have increased, governments and regulatory bodies have responded. In recent years data privacy laws and regulations have proliferated on the local, national, and global levels in response to these threats. These laws impose various responsibilities and imperatives for any processor or collector of data and consequences for organizations that fail to comply. This tsunami of laws and regulations impacts all organizations and addresses an often-overlooked aspect of data protection: data destruction on end-point storage devices, from which critical data is easily breached. Historically, little attention was paid to data and its protection once the data was no longer in use or ‘online.’  The regulatory tsunami makes it clear that is no longer the case: A compliant and secure data destruction process for their end-point devices is essential for every organization.

Data Destruction on End-point Devices in the Age of Data Privacy

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