Industry and Regulatory Complaince

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Data Protection Regulation

We Buy Used Tape follows best practices for maintaining compliance with regulatory standards for personal data protection. We offer a number of services that completely destroy data across a wide variety of devices including magnetic tape media, hard disk drives, and solid-state drives.

Guidelines for Media Sanitation

Published in December 2014. The National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-88 r1 Guidelines (NIST 800-88r1), are the most commonly cited guidelines used in the United States.

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Secure Chain-of-Custody

We offer over half century of experience, ensuring you peace-of-mind after your shipment has left your premises. From efficient pickups, thorough communication, a 24 hour secured facility, and a secure chain-of-custody throughout processing.

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Secure Shipping Solutions

Every organization has unique security requirements with shipments ranging from a few boxes to full truck loads. We have a shipping solution for every scenario with many options to ensure all shipments meet your specific needs.

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We Buy Used Tape follows procedures that are in strict compliance with guidelines for data destruction including:

  • Hard copy (paper) storage sanitization
  • Networking device sanitization
  • Mobile device sanitization
  • Equipment sanitization
  • Magnetic media sanitization
  • Peripherally attached storage sanitization
  • Optical media sanitization
  • Flash memory-based storage device sanitization
  • RAM and ROM based storage device sanitization
  • Cryptographic erase considerations

Staying Compliant in the Healthcare Industry

Learn how healthcare professionals can further protect their internet connected devices.

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3 Levels of Data Destruction to Ensure Your Data is Safe

Level I (reuse allowed)

  • Appropriate for individual or business. Data Destruction Certificate provided at no charge
  • Degauss allowable media types before testing and certification
  • Reformat and single pass format of functional servo storage media and hard drives. Non-functional media will be degaussed (de-magnetized) and recycled
  • This is a green, eco-friendly solution
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Level II (reuse allowed)

  • Appropriate for business and individuals desiring a higher level of security. Data Destruction Certificate provided at no charge
  • Compliant for mid-range data sensitivity. Covers many regulatory compliance issues and un-classified data.
  • Degauss allowable media types before testing and certification
  • Reformat and multiple-pass format of functional servo storage media and hard drives. Non-functional media will be degaussed (de-magnetized) and recycled
  • Low level DoD compliant – 7 pass wipe
  • This is a green, eco-friendly solution
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Level III (not for reuse)

Full Data Eradication and Media Destruction and Disposal

  • Appropriate for  organizations interested in the ultimate data destruction solution
  • Compliant with all standards and regulations
  • Full degaussing and physical destruction of storage media and hard drives
  • This solution is not as eco-friendly as other solutions – some parts may be recycled – but some may end up in landfills
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Certificate of Data Destruction

We provide a data destruction certificate for every order.

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Securing your organizations data with the following regulatory laws

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Financial Services Modernization Act)
  • USA Patriot Act (Bank Security Act)
  • Homeland Security Information Sharing Act (Federal agencies security information)
  • D.o.D. (Department of Defense) standards
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication Series 800-88
  • National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Operating Manual (DOD 5220.22-M)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act
  • FDA Security Regulations (21 C.F.R. part 11)
  • Payment Card Information Security Standard (PCI)