Hard drive destruction
Many organizations are not aware that their old IT equipment contains data carriers that are still provided with company information. Any organization that (also unintentionally) leaks personal data through a discarded or resold drive or computer remains responsible for a data breach.
Used IT equipment is worth money
For many businesses, purchasing new PCs, servers or laptops can be a complex process. However, parting with your old IT equipment is, if anything, even more troublesome. The GDPR requires all personal data to be deleted, and it is desirable to delete all data from for reasons of competition. Furthermore, environmental rules must be adhered to.