E-Waste and The Risk of Data Theft

In the past, we’ve discussed the necessity of recycling electronic waste, in-depth.

The materials found in computers, tablets, phones and other electronic devices can have a terrible impact on the environment if not recycled properly.

However, there is another layer to the issue of properly disposing of e-waste: data protection.

All of these devices would at some point have carried plenty of important information, related to personal or company details.

Most of them probably still contain information, as individuals and companies can get slack about properly erasing information.

Unfortunately, if the data falls into the wrong hands, it could have catastrophic consequences for you or your business.

Theft of Information

The information on your devices is important, whether it be personal or company data.

Put simply, you don’t want anyone else going through that information after you dispose of it, even if it doesn’t contain financial details.

If the information falls into the wrong hands as a result of improper disposal, it can have a devastating effect.

Therefore, you should utilise a Sydney rubbish removal company like Sydney City Rubbish to handle your e-waste.

We’ll take it from your premises and then ensure it is recycled by a responsible e-waste facility, avoiding any chance for interference.

Fraud and Financial Crime

We’ve all heard stories of hacked bank accounts, fake credit cards and stolen assets.

Unfortunately, plenty of these crimes happen as a result of poor disposal of electronic waste and the information it holds.

When the wrong people get a hold of your details, they can impersonate you, take funds from your bank accounts and create credit cards in your name.

Avoid this by hiring a rubbish removal company like Sydney City Rubbish. It simply isn’t worth the risk.

To discuss a rubbish removal service for your company, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here.