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ERI Featured in Wall Street Journal Coverage of Secure Tech Recycling Surge in Wake of GDPR Rules

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the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s
largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, has been
featured in a Wall Street Journal article about Europe’s new General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws.

The article, titled “EU
Rule Prompts Security-Focused Tech Recycling at U.S. Companies
describes the pressing need among American businesses for specialized
data destruction to ensure their hardware is fully stripped of any
personal data when recycled, and the massive fines that can be applied
when companies violate GDPR standards.

A photograph of ERI’s A.I.-driven shredding technology illustrates the
article, which also includes a description of ERI’s mobile shredding
services for companies that don’t want any of the hardware to leave
their facilities. It also includes multiple expert quotes on the subject
from ERI Co-Founder and Executive Chairman John Shegerian. In his
comments, Shegerian describes the increase in demand for privacy
protection, and data destruction as being at “…a velocity like nothing
we’ve ever seen before.”

“It’s an honor to be included as a resource for the Wall Street Journal
and we applaud journalists like the Journal’s Catherine Stupp who are
following and reporting on these issues,” said Shegerian. “Already faced
with environmental regulations on a global level, companies must now
also be kept current on data privacy laws, such as GDPR, which is one of
the most significant factors in the enormous surge of e-waste that must
be properly recycled from a data protection standpoint.”

Also quoted in the article is Robert Johnson, CEO of the National
Association for Information Destruction (NAID), who shared that over the
past two decades, regulation has prompted steady growth in the number of
U.S. businesses using data-destruction services – moving the practice
“from the basement to the boardroom.”

All eight of ERI’s facilities have received AAA certification – the
highest global standard of data destruction – from NAID.

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset
disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction
company in the United States. ERI is
at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security
oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every
type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI
has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic
waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code
in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect organizations, people
and the environment.
For more information about e-waste recycling
and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit