Data Shredding Services

Data Shredding Services

Data shredding provides privacy and peace of mind. With help from the data shredding service experts here at ICT Reverse, you can prevent your business' data from falling into the wrong hands, protecting yourself and your customers from fraud, litigation, and reputational damage.

Do you have a stockpile of old hard drives you no longer need – such as hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), or linear tape-open (LTO) data tapes? Our data shredding experts will dispose of them securely and responsibly in line with all relevant data protection legislation and industry certifications. What's more, thanks to our sustainable approach, zero waste will be sent to landfill.

Guarantee the security of your company data with data shredding services from ICT Reverse. Contact us today to arrange the unrecoverable destruction of your data.

What is Data Shredding?

Data shredding is the complete destruction of data on a device's hard drive, typically via the mechanical shredding of the hard drive itself.

It's usually performed when a device is nearing the end of its lifespan or office technology is being upgraded. A company may also need to utilise the service of a data shredding company when managing confidential information in line with its data retention and erasure policy; a requirement of GDPR legislation.

All physically stored digital files take the form of a series of ones and zeros on your hard drive – either magnetically with HDD drives, or via SSDs' NAND flash technology. Simply deleting these files will only make the information inaccessible at a surface level.

A hacker or computer expert will be able to retrieve the files you believe you have deleted, just by accessing your hard drive, so to be totally sure your files are removed and inaccessible, it's recommended you employ data shredding and destroy the drives themselves.

How Data Shredding Works

To ensure your data is completely destroyed, ICT Reverse has created a traceable, reliable, and secure data shredding process.

The first step of our data shredding approach is our optional data transfer and erasure service. Here, we move any important files you need to keep from your old hard drives to a nominated drive of your choosing.

Next, we perform a deep digital erasure of your old technology, ensuring the files are inaccessible to anyone accessing the drives conventionally, through a computer.

Lastly, to ensure complete destruction of the files, we destroy the physical drives using our data shredders. These heavy-duty machines compress and tear the devices to shreds, crushing the disk drives and reducing the drives to a handful of small, metal fragments.

By taking sure a secure data shredding approach, we can ensure that no thieves, hackers, unscrupulous competitors, or any other dangerous actors will be able to access the information once stored on your drives. Our specialist shredding vans can visit you, or we can arrange a collection from your address.

What are the benefits of Data Shredding services?

Data shredding is a must for any business that works with digital data. Retaining old drives in bulk makes is easy for trespassers or unauthorised staff to commit theft, resulting in costly data breaches, legal action, and fines, putting your business' future at risk.

But why choose a professional data shredding service? There are three clear reasons:

  • Security – By utilising professional data shredding at our state-of-the-art facility, you can be 100% sure your data is destroyed. Our team are fully trained to all relevant industry standards, and our facility is protected 24/7 by tried and tested security systems.

  • Simplicity – Instead of investing in machinery or laboriously destroying hard drives by hand (and potentially failing to destroy them in the process), data shredding services are simple and effective. We can collect your physical data or have it destroyed at your site within a shredding van, whichever makes sense for your organisation.

  • Sustainability – Since ICT Reverse doesn't send any shredded materials to landfill, you can be sure your hard drives are safely recycled, improving your business' environmental credentials and contributing to the circular economy.

Why choose ICT Reverse as your secure Data Shredding company?

At ICT Reverse, we understand the value secure and reliable data shredding services bring to your business. From just £1 per tape or hard drive*, you can protect yourself from data risks and safeguard your businesses continuation.

Our data shredding services are ISO accredited (9001, 14001, 27001) and fully compliant with GDPR. We are an ADISA member with distinction, are compliant with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment reporting, and an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility. All this means you can trust us to responsibly destroy your physical data – we've been doing so for 20 years.

With dedicated account managers, competitive pricing, scheduled collections, and a UK-wide service, ICT Reverse is a data shredding company you can trust. Contact us today to let us know your requirements. Alternatively, explore our latest news and guides.

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"We are ready to assist you with your enquiry. If you would like a quote or have any questions regarding our data shredding services, please do not hesitate to contact us."

Beckie Cassidy

Corporate Client Manager