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What is optical media shredding?

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Optical media shredding is the process of shredding DVDs and CDs into several pieces for data destruction purposes. It’s a process commonly carried out by corporations for compliance purposes. This is important as businesses now need to take a more thorough approach to the way they manage and dispose of data, due to the fact that the GDPR and other governmental agencies have put in place stringent guidelines and regulations on information security practices in recent years.

Whilst DVDs and CDs typically contain less sensitive data than hard drives, it’s nonetheless still important to dispose of any data they do contain securely via optical media shredding.
Optical media shredding is typically carried out by data destruction providers like the PC Survivors of Massachusetts who use specialist equipment like the OMDD shredder to shred optical media devices into hundreds or even thousands of pieces.

Many people believe that shredding their optical media devices into two or three pieces via a regular shredder is enough. However, it would still be possible for a determined data thief to retrieve information from something shredded in this way. That’s why most corporations now use certified data destruction companies instead.

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