Thinking of upgrading your phone for Christmas? Or buying a loved one the latest gadget as a surprise gift? The festive season is filled with excitement and often new possessions to treasure but it is important not to forget about your old mobile phone or tablet and the data that is stored on it.
We shop online on our phones, access social media and emails at the touch of a single button and even check our bank accounts online. With all this information so readily available, it could be very easy for someone to piece together a great deal about your life. We are reliant on technology more than ever but don’t let this make you immune to the dangers of storing so much personal information on your mobile phones.
Removing a SIM card won’t delete the information stored on a mobile phone handset and hackers can even retrieve data from phones that have been wiped. However, physically destroying the phone can mean that you are fully protected against anybody finding your sensitive data. Mobile phone destruction is an important process to secure your personal information and also to ensure that as much of the equipment as possible is recycled. This means you’d be doing your bit to help the environment too!
B&M Secure Shredding have the facility to destroy mobile phones and tablets, alongside hard drives, USB sticks, CD’s and laptops. Our operatives are advanced DBS (CRB) checked and we provide a Certificate of Destruction, giving you proof that your data has been disposed of securely, as well as recycling as much of the equipment as possible.