Data Wiping Overview

As a result of the widespread adoption of technology and consumer electronics, more personal data is stored digitally on local devices than at any point in previous history.

The increasing prevalence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has meant items ranging from smart TVs to wearable fitness trackers can now hold sensitive user information. Unfortunately, any data stored within these devices is susceptible to misuse by third parties, potentially leaving both individuals and companies vulnerable to fraudulent activity.

John Pye Auctions recognises the vital importance of data protection, with a dedicated in-house team of staff trained in the best and latest practices of information erasure.

John Pye Auctions IT department operates a dedicated Data-Wiping team of full time staff offering Blancco accredited data screening and wiping services for a wide range of products, including:

  • Desktop PC’s & iMacs
  • Laptops & MacBook’s
  • Tablets & iPads
  • Mobile Phones
  • Smartwatches
  • Games Consoles

Full transparency is maintained throughout our operational processes, offering reassurance for both customers and clients.

Data-sensitive items received/consigned follow a strict yet simple process:

  1. Stock is received onsite and cross referenced against a manifest, where provided, to offer traceability
  2. Assets then undergo secure data erasure using industry standard erasure software
  3. If the asset will not power up, the hard drive is removed and placed in an external caddy for erasure
  4. If the hard drive is faulty or fails the secure erasure, then the item will either be securely destroyed or returned to the client
  5. All successfully data wiped items are then approved for sale, including any remaining salvaged stock
  6. Pay-over is then made promptly after sale of the consignment, with any associated certificates of erasure or destruction available upon request

Data Wiping Departments and Contacts

Business Assets

John Pye Business Assets department is the company's longest established department, having provided client services to Turnaround, Restructuring, Insolvency and Industry sectors for over 25 years. The Bu...

Luxury Assets

Launched in 2014 John Pye Luxury Assets is the fifth trading division of John Pye Auctions, specialising in the sale of: Luxury Watches Modern and Antique Jewellery Precious and Semi-Precious Gems...

Retail Goods

John Pye Auctions clients are big names in big industries; requiring robust dependable and wide ranging one-stop-shop auction services to support heavy reverse logistics supply chains. John Pye Auction Re...

Data Wiping Case Studies

Phones4U Administration

John Pye Auctions Business Assets department were appointed agents for the Phones4U Administration after initially supplying the Administrators, PWC, with a solid barometer of appraisal data from our unique ...

The Bullion Room

Jewellery, gold bullion, scrap precious metals and an armoured vehicle were the range of assets and stock holdings of this West Midlands gold bullion business -  JEEG Global Ltd t/a The Bullion Room - of w...

John Lewis Stores Clearances

Since being John Lewis' appointed auctioneers from 2006, John Pye Auctions partnership grew with the UK department store chain in 2012 when we were appointed to manage the Partnership's UK store seasonal cle...

Biggest UK Tablet Auction

John Pye Auctions held the UK’s biggest digital tablet auction of 2012, with over 12,000 tablets sold in the months leading up to Christmas 2012. One of the UK’s leading Retail PLCs appointed Pyes as ...

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