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While some myths in life are harmless or even helpful, many are dangerous and damaging. On this list are falsehoods and misunderstandings related to wiping data from hard drives and other storage devices before they are recycled.

When companies want to upgrade or replace their old computer equipment, they may be confused about how they should dispose of these items. Computer monitors and other hardware should be disposed of properly in order to protect data security and the environment.

Anyone who has ever experienced a data breach will tell you that dealing with the aftermath is not a pleasant experience. A compromise has occurred to roughly 1 in 3 consumers over the past year and ensuring the safety of your personal info can be exhausting and time-consuming. 

For individuals, the beginning of a new year marks the opportunity to make some wise resolutions. However, according to East Coast Electronics Recycling, organizations such as businesses, hospitals, and schools should kick off the new year by making a different kind of resolution: one that will help ensure that 2021 and beyond will be rewarding instead of regrettable. 

Many companies are not aware of the fact that computer equipment must be properly disposed of and recycled. There are significant risks associated with failing to dispose of computer equipment properly, chief among these being the fact that unsecured data could be copied from old machines and damage your business.