Secure Data handling
At Free Geek we take the utmost care to ensure complete data destruction of all user data that is donated to us.
Our facility is monitored via a closed circuit camera system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The moment devices that contain private data enter our facility, the hard drives are removed by staff and placed into a secure / locked cage accessible only to authorized staff
Hard drives that meet our specifications for reuse are wiped by authorized staff in our locked/secure hard drive sanitation banks. The process we use is Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) for data destruction. DBAN overwrites sectors of the hard drive 3 times using a destructive write which ensures that ALL data on the drive is completely destroyed and totally unrecoverable.
Hard drives that are below our specifications for reuse are physically destroyed on site.