(NASDAQ:CTAS), the leader in document management services, today launched its hard drive destruction program. The new service safely and efficiently destroys computer hard drives through a compliant recycling process, eliminating risks of data breaches and helping organizations stay compliant with state and federal disposal laws.
“Many discarded hard drives contain information that is confidential and recoverable,” said Karen Carnahan, President and COO, Cintas Document Management. “Complete destruction is the best way to protect this sensitive business data. Our certified solution offers organizations the assurance that confidential files will not be exposed and they will remain compliant with data privacy standards.”
With the Cintas hard drive destruction program, two background checked secure service representatives collect the hard drives and scan and log each serial number at the time of service. They then physically destroy the hard drives onsite in a secure Cintas truck using state-of-the-art shredders. All destroyed hard drives are collected in locked transportation bins and a manifest of each destroyed hard drive is created, along with a Certificate of Destruction for proof of service. For added peace of mind, customers can view all hard drives to ensure they are destroyed before the truck leaves the parking lot.
Typical hard drive destruction methods come with many risks because they are time consuming, prone to human error and, in many cases, not compliant with disposal laws. Additionally, compliance with data confidentiality rules carries risk of serious financial penalties. For example, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) allows fines of up to $250,000 and 10 years in prison for each violation of patient health information privacy rules.
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About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than 900,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.