A Comprehensive List of US Data Disposal Laws

Most businesses have access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This information is sensitive and must remain confidential—both during the customer’s active business with the company and after that relationship has ended. Businesses found to be careless with the management of PII, and its eventual disposal, can be harshly penalized, especially in this post-GDPR era. Compliance is key. Data breaches are costly to businesses; companies that have allowed personal data to […]

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Most businesses have access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This information is sensitive and must remain confidential—both during the customer’s active business with the company and after that relationship has ended. Businesses found to be careless with the management of PII, and its eventual disposal, can be harshly penalized, especially in this post-GDPR era. Compliance is key.

Data breaches are costly to businesses; companies that have allowed personal data to get into nefarious hands pay heavily in loss of reputation and revenue, and some companies will never recover. There are legal repercussions too, which are enforced around the world at various levels. Today, there are over 32 US states with some form of data disposal regulations that apply to both physical and digital data records – 31 of these states address digital data explicitly.

Discover our comprehensive list of all US states with enforcements currently in place by clicking here. Is your business compliant?

Blancco helps business worldwide comply with local and global data disposal laws. Secure enterprise data erasure is a strong addition to any data handling policy, as it securely and irretrievably removes data from IT assets, meaning that obsolete customer data can be certifiably removed with ease. Thanks to Blancco’s automation tools, data erasure doesn’t have to be a headache, so you can securely erase customer data in the background while you get on with business.

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