Throughout the UK there are approximately 25,000 educational establishments, each using IT hardware extensively as part of their teaching processes. As with many other sectors the amount of confidential data stored on these computer systems is very high.
A common occurrence is the data protection act being mistakenly associated with only the use and processing of confidential data used in these establishments but the responsibility of the controller extends to the point that which the confidential data is securely data destroyed.
Schools aren’t often enforced through legislation as much as other organisations but there are no exceptions, the data protection act, the WEEE regulations and the environmental act etc. all apply to everyone including government departments. It is essential for all educational institutions such as schools, colleges, universities etc. to abide by these laws to maintain a high standard image displayed to others. Revive IT provide free of charge computer recycling and data destruction to any organisations having an IT upgrade or disposal.