When organisations dispose of the device, it is essential that prior to the disposal, the data is properly cleansed to avoid it being accessed by any unauthorised or unintended persons. Failure to protect the data may result in a serious breach of security and the potential of a fine from the ICO, which is why it's advisable to have them disposed of through refurbishment programs like the ACE Line.
Remembering these six simple do and don’ts could prevent your organisation from facing a major security risk!
Contact the service provider
Ensure equipment remains in a controlled area
Disable any remote access settings
Attempt to remove, recover or tamper with the HDD yourself
Remove or dispose of the device
Send the device or HDD to a third party
Apogee Secure combats all potential risks when a printer reaches the end of its life, providing confidence in the security of the data stored. For more information, please contact Apogee today by completing the form below.