IT Schools Africa is now The ITSA Digital Trust

Data Security is our top priority

The ITSA Digital Trust gives the highest priority to data security. We know that our equipment
donors do, too. We promise that we will completely erase all data on the hard drives of the
desktop computers and laptops. Which are donated to us.

Our procedure

Step 1: Tracking – On receipt, each donated desktop computer and laptop is assigned its own unique ITSA ID number and barcode before being entered into our stock database. In addition, we record each hard drive model and serial numbers.

Step 2: Data erasure & Certification – We use professional hard drive wiping software. Global Erasure powered by YouWipe is a software-based method, ensuring that 100% of all data on HDD and SSD devices is completely destroyed and rendered unrecoverable by any current technology. Each disk erasure is verified automatically. YouWipe has been certified by organisations such as NATO, the UK National Cyber Security Centre and ADISA (UK Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance).

“Global Erasure” regulation compliance

  • Meets and exceeds requirements set in Article 17 (“Right
    to be forgotten and to erasure” ) in [EU General Data
    Protection Regulation (Document 52012PC0011)]
  • Conforms with GDPR regulation or data destruction,
    reporting and auditing.
  • Complies with secure data removal requirements in
    ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOX
  • Follows Cryptographic Erase Guidelines accepted by the
    Federal Agencies of the EU and US

Certificates of Erasure – We are happy to provide Certificates of Data Erasure on request

Step 3: Health Check & Completion
In addition to completion of the Data and Certification process, we perform a hard drive “Health Check”. This is to ensure that the hard drives still have a good lifespan left. Hard drives that fail the Data erasure and Certification process or the Health Check are physically destroyed on-site.

If you have some equipment and you are unsure if it can be donated, please give us a call on 01242 228800 or email For any equipment that we can’t accept please contact your local civic amenity centre to find out about recycling collections in your area.

We are registered with the Environment Agency and are fully compliant with WEEE regulations.