Data Destruction

We offer a bespoke and tailored data sanitisation service to meet your individual data erasure, data wiping, and data removal requirements for all your redundant electronic assets.

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  • What types of media can be destroyed?

    Secure data destruction is a highly specialised field because it is so highly regulated – data must remain confidential at all times. All types of digital data and media can be destroyed and we guarantee that the integrity of your data will be maintained throughout the process. 

    We ensure that all data-sensitive material is destroyed according to industry standards, either via software or physical destruction. So, whether your old assets are erased or physically destroyed by us, you‘ll have the peace of mind that your data destruction has been carried out efficiently, confidentially, and to the letter.

    Data Erasure

    Which form of data erasure is best?

    There are a number of different ways that we can sanitise your data, but erasure and physical destruction are the two most effective methods. We use state-of-the-art software to wipe your data, leaving no trace of it on your data assets. The other popular method is hard drive destruction, which involves the physical destruction of the hard drive itself, rendering the drive unusable and the data irretrievable. If you aren’t sure which method of data sanitisation would be best for your needs, just ask our expert team.

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    What our clients say


    "As a major CSP in an overseas territory, it is always a challenge finding a cost-effective solution for telco equipment decommissioning and recycling. Having tried various service companies in the UK, Plexstar quickly stood out. Their diligence and expertise were critical to the success of the turn-key solution they offered, which shouldn’t be taken lightly given the logistical complexity that we faced. They managed the entire process for us, and the overall service and attention afforded was superb. I would not hesitate to recommend Plexstar to anyone and shall certainly be keeping them high up on our list of preferred contractors for the future."

    Hitachi Astemo UK

    "Plexstar are our trusted supplier for Secure Asset Management and WEEE services and have been for many years. They provide an efficient, secure and reliable service that we can count on when needed."

    Scan UK

    "Plexstar have provided an exceptional service to us over the past 10 years. Their customer service is superb and they’re always willing to go the extra mile to support and assist our operations. We can’t ask any more of them."

    Quest Trust

    "’Plexstar were our chosen partner for our 'Global Recycling Day' held in school, giving the opportunity for our school community to safely and responsibly dispose of electronic devices, in accordance with WEEE regulations and as part of our Eco-Schools focus. They generously extended the offer of free collection, safe disposal and data destruction to the rest of the trust when we explained that we had quite a number of laptops and tablets that were obsolete. Plexstar provided us with a collection box and arranged a collection date that suited us, then provided us with full certification. I would definitely recommend them as their service was second to none. We look forward to working with them going forward, as they’ll now be providing the Trust with regular collections."


    A secure data destruction process from beginning to end

    Our data destruction processes ensure that any physical media or electronic data that is destined for destruction abides by our own rigorous security protocols, so the entire process is secure. Our data destruction services include:

    • Allocation of appropriate containers to help classify your old assets
    • All items are tagged and tracked on our own bespoke CRM system
    • Secure transit in fully tracked vans to our purpose-built facility using our own trusted fleet of drivers and vans
    • Fully security-cleared staff
    • A designated sanitation room which can only be accessed by authorised staff
    • On-site destruction services
    • A high-security facility that is monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day
    • Full certification following completion of the data destruction process

    For more information on our data erasure processes and services, speak to one of our expert staff who will be glad to assist you.

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    Data Erasure

    Our data erasure process uses ADISA and CESG-certified software to permanently and irreversibly destroy all data held on your electronic assets. This state-of-the-art software affords the highest level of data destruction, which is certified to Infosec Enhanced Standard 5.

    Data shredding

    Data sanitisation is just one aspect of data destruction and it involves the physical and irreversible destruction of electronic media using our industrial-grade equipment. For example, our hard drive destruction service means that your data will be rendered useless and inaccessible when we physically destroy your entire hard drive.

    Data Destruction FAQs

    Why should I use Plexstar for data sanitisation?

    Plexstar is a leading provider of data sanitisation services in the UK. We offer a comprehensive range of data sanitisation services, including physical destruction, logical destruction, and combination of physical and logical destruction. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of security and confidentiality. We use only the most secure methods of data sanitisation, and we have a proven track record of providing our customers with peace of mind. If you are looking for a reliable and secure data sanitisation service, then Plexstar is the right choice for you. Get in touch with our team now.

    What is required for data destruction under GDPR?

    Under GDPR, organisations are required to take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of personal data. This includes ensuring that data is destroyed in a way that makes it irretrievable. The GDPR does not specify a specific method of data destruction, but it does require that the method be effective and that it be documented.

    What are the data destruction standards in the UK?

    The UK has a number of data destruction standards, including:
    • The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018)
    • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    • The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Secure Sanitisation of Storage Media guidance
    These standards all require that data be destroyed in a way that makes it irretrievable.

    How do you completely destroy data?

    To completely destroy data, you need to use a method that makes the data irretrievable. This means that the data cannot be recovered by any means, even with the use of specialised tools. The most effective way to destroy data is to use a combination of physical and logical destruction. This involves physically destroying the media after it has been logically destroyed.

    How is data wiping performed?

    Data wiping is a method of data erasure that involves overwriting the data on a storage device multiple times. This is done to ensure that the data is irretrievable. There are a number of different data wiping methods available, including:
    • Single pass overwrite: This involves overwriting the data once with random data. This is not a secure method of data erasure.
    • Multiple pass overwrite: This involves overwriting the data multiple times with random data. This is a more secure method of data erasure.
    • Secure erase: This is a special type of data overwrite that uses a specific algorithm to ensure that the data is irretrievable.

    What is the difference between data deletion and data erasure?

    Data deletion is the process of removing data from a file system. This does not necessarily mean that the data is irretrievable. The data may still be recoverable by using specialised tools. Data erasure is the process of making data irretrievable. This is done by overwriting the data multiple times, using a secure erase method, or degaussing the media.

    What are the 3 major methods of destroying data?

    The three major methods of destroying data are:
    • Physical destruction:This involves physically destroying the media on which the data is stored. This can be done by shredding, melting, or burning the media.
    • Logical destruction: This involves deleting the data from the media in a way that makes it irretrievable. This can be done by overwriting the data multiple times, using a secure erase method, or degaussing the media.
    • Combination of physical and logical destruction: This involves physically destroying the media after it has been logically destroyed. This is the most secure method of data destruction.
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    Plexstar provide a reliable and compliant service for the recycling, recovery and disposal of electronic material and components, with a specialism in the IT and telecoms sectors.

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