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In an age where we generate an incredible amount of data on a daily basis, it’s important to understand that disposing of this data is not as easy as throwing out an old hard drive. With files packed with sensitive data, it’s crucial to ensure that you’re disposing of hard drives and other storage devices properly – in a secure and confidential manner.

Here at Coara, our data destruction service complies with all the relevant legislation to ensure a full, confidential service. Secure and trusted, our hard drive disposal and London data destruction service is one of the most sought-after in the capital – and from as little as £70+VAT we could be helping you dispose of your sensitive data in the most responsible way possible.

Whenever we dispose of electronic waste in this manner, we also prioritise the environment – so not only will you receive a confidential data destruction service, you can also enjoy peace of mind knowing that your hard drives and other components will not end up in potentially harmful landfill.

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Coara Data Destruction Standards

We carry out all work in accordance with The Environment Agency’s legislation – and we’re also one of the few firms in the country to hold the following certifications:

– BS EN 15713 ensures that we are correctly collecting and destroying data. It is a Secure Destruction of Confidential Material qualification

– ISO 9001 ensures our quality services consistently meet the needs of our customers

– ISO 14001 ensures we have an effective environmental management system in place

– ISO 27001 ensures we are qualified to work with sensitive company information

We’ve made an extra effort to acquire all of these management standards to ensure our customers have total confidence in our services – especially these confidential data destruction services. Our data wipe procedures also meet specific criteria complying with the US D.o.D (Department of Defense) standards – so you can rest assured that every trace of your data has been destroyed completely.

What do we dispose of?

As part of our data destruction service, our professional, DBS-checked team can handle the following items:

  • Hard drives
  • Data storage devices
  • Servers
  • Back-up devices
  • CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs
  • Compliant decommissioning

What methods do you use?

There are two options you can choose from when it comes to destroying your data:

Data Wiping – this method completely wipes hard drive to remove all sensitive data. A specific type of software will be used to wipe all trace of the data from the hard drive. The data can never be restored once it’s been removed in this way.

Data Shredding – not quite as simple as shredding your documents, this form of shredding involves putting your hard drive through an industrial shredding machine which completely destroys the internal workings of the drive. The drive will never be able to be rebuilt or accessed again.

The eco-friendly element

At Coara, protecting the environment and minimising our impact on it is always a key aim. Our data destruction and commercial waste disposal services always consider ways in which we can reuse or recycle any waste we recover, to help London become a little more eco-friendly. If you’ve got any questions about our ‘green’ credentials or our approach to the environment, get in touch with a member of our team.

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