Data Destruction Certificate: What is it, and Why is it Important?
A data destruction certificate, also referred to as a Certificate of Destruction, is a crucial part of the technology destruction or recycling process. The certificate guarantees that all of the data on a piece of technology was properly destroyed. With data breaches and cyber crimes on the rise, this guarantee is more important than ever. What is a Data Destruction Certificate? The actual data destruction certificate differs based on the company doing the work. However, most follow the template set below. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides a framework for best practices in media and data destruction. The certificate typically contains the person and provider performing the service, information about the type of media they’re destroying, a […]