Insight Guide: Is your institution achieving compliance when recycling ICT assets?

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The world of technology has advanced beyond measure since the original EU Data Protection 95/46/EC came into force way back in 1995. Back then in the land before smartphones, the ‘cloud’ was just something that blocked out the sun.

As individuals, we have a nature to consume resources at an alarming rate. For ICT equipment, not only has there been a predisposition to demand the latest and greatest technology, but there have also been refresh catalysts driven by the manufacturers, resellers and software developers. This has created a “use and lose” approach to hardware. Within the wider world of ICT, the perception is that once infrastructure has finished its life, then it is simply waste and those who remove it are the “ICT Dustmen”. However, a failure to understand that disposal includes three assets – data, software as well as hardware – leads to poor policy, poor operational process and most of all, to uncontrolled risk taking.

This insight Guide from Computer Disposal Limited (CDL) gives valuable insight into how to ensure you dispose of ICT equipment in a compliant, safe and sustainable way.

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