JOENSUU, Finland, February 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
N ew document from global data erasure authority informs recycling market about secure, efficient mass erasure of mobile devices
Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, is working with international industry leaders to inform the recycling market and others about the importance of efficient and secure mass erasure of smartphones and tablets. As part of that initiative, the company has developed a comprehensive white paper on the topic for IT asset disposal specialists (ITADs) and recyclers to help their customers stay in compliance with data protection laws and regulations.
In addition, Blancco will exhibit at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) February 25-28 in Barcelona, an international thought leadership gathering to explore the world impact of mobile technology, including building awareness of the importance of secure data erasure from mobile devices. Blancco will attend as a member of the Device Renewal Forum ( DRF), an industry group dedicated to expand the global growth of the device renewal market."More than 1.68 billion wireless devices are produced yearly, but less than 10 percent of them are recycled or renewed," said Kim Väisänen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. "Our work with DRF, our involvement in MWC and our release of the mobile white paper for ITAD specialists are all part of our strategy to inform the recycling market about how to efficiently and effectively remove all data from mobile devices, and how the market can benefit from Blancco Mobile , our mobile data erasure solution." The new white paper, "Managing and Automating Data Erasure for Mobile Devices: Strategies for Recyclers and IT Asset Disposal Specialists," discusses the risks of improper decommissioning, the advantages of advanced data erasure with detailed reporting and audit trails, and methods with which ITADs can help their customers stay in compliance with laws and regulations.