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Austin, TX, United States, 2005/11/27 - Austin, Texas based Scrapitout.com announced that market demand is driving the need to provide its data destruction and computer disposal services to neighboring San Antonio, Texas.
“It just makes sense due to the large volume of requests we get from San Antonio.” Said Phil Kuhlenbeck, owner of Scrap It Out, an Austin, Texas based Data Destruction and Computer Recycling Company.
Recent legislation now holds top executives and IT managers accountable for violating customer protection and privacy rules. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act allows for fines up to $250,000 and 10 years in prison for each violation of patient health information privacy rules. The Gramm-Leach-Billey Act imposes penalties of up to $100,000 per violation for financial institutions that fail to protect customer information.
The need to conform to federal regulations and keep private personal information from falling into the hands of Identity Thieves requires making sure that confidential data is 100% removed from your computer and old documents get shredded.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act gives the United States Environmental Protection Agency the power to hold computer equipment owners accountable for improper disposal even if they outsource the job.
With competition heating up in the computer recycling and data destruction business companies are being baited with offers of free service. While free service may seem like a great deal it means nothing without a documented chain of custody audit trail for computer recycling. For data destruction the only accepted third-party security certification program for information destruction is from a National Association for Information Destruction accredited company.
Kuhlenbeck goes on to say, "When it comes to policy and practice, companies often overlook hard drives, microfilm, tapes, CDs and DVDs as forms of media in need of destruction. However, it’s vital to include these in your overall data destruction strategy."
Based in Austin, Texas, Scrap It Out handles the proper destruction of business information and records, as well as, environmentally friendly computer disposal.