The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation obliges companies to destroy personal data responsibly. The Deutsches Institut für Normung or DIN 66399 is the German industry standard for physical data destruction within Europe. This specifies what a minimum fraction size or action must be in order to comply with a certain destruction class. Nowadays, destruction of data carriers are often digital data carriers such as tapes, hard discs, servers, USB, but these can also be paper documents. Data carriers such as hard disks, floppy disks, USB sticks, tapes and other digital data carriers containing confidential or secret information are destroyed at the end of their useful life. This can be done by physically reducing and bending the data carriers. A shredder is used for this, a machine that cuts slices from, for example, a hard disc under high pressure. A closed process in a closed secure destruction location or at your location, both to guarantee that your data does not end up on the street. By the process we mean the entire process from inventory, collection, transport, destruction, recycling up to and including the provision of reports.
What is DIN 66399 and how does it work?
The safest way to dismantle data from the data carrier.