High Profile Reputations Damaged by Data Breaches

Posted on 6th March, 2013

• Sony fined by £250k by the ICO for network breach
• Apple admits ‘widespread cyber-security breach’ by Chinese hackers
• Nursing and Midwifery Council hit with a £150k fine for the loss of 3 DVD’s
• Police in Wales have been sacked over data breaches

It has often been said that all publicity is good publicity, however, being named and shamed as the cause of public data loss is not a cause for celebration. With high profile stories hitting the news on a regular basis, public concern over data security rights is growing rapidly. Any responsible company who hold personal data of any description must act with appropriate care at all times, this includes the disposal of their data bearing IT waste.

With over 20 years of experience, AssetCare provides a range of secure WEEE recycling services for all sizes of commercial and public sector organisations. Three levels of security provide secure and safe recycling, classified data destruction and hardware recovery. AssetCare provides an MOD approved waste management solution for all types of waste electrical equipment as well as offering cash-back for good quality IT equipment.

As with all IT equipment handled by the WasteCare Group, our first priorities are data security, legal compliance and Duty of Care. We pride ourselves in operating one of the most secure data destruction facilities in the UK. With our national dedicated collection fleet and security cleared personnel and recent ADISA accreditation with distinction, we tick all the boxes.