LONDON, April 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The second-hand mobile phone market is still relatively new, explains Alan Bentley, President, Global Sales at mobile and data erasure software provider Blancco Technology Group. "There are over 250 million smartphones going into that second-hand device market annually," he tells Business Reporter in a recent interview. Due to the explosive growth of the industry, Bentley says, consumers are increasingly worried about whose hands their data ends up in. This is a major risk associated with the second-hand mobile phone market.
There are many risks involved in recycling mobile phones, but with effective data erasure solutions, the challenges can be overcome, says Blancco. Bentley outlines two solutions: a technical one, and by understanding the chain of custody.
The technical solution
Consumers might be curious about what a factory reset actually does, Bentley says. "There are different ways that you can technically deal with data erasure," he explains – such as cryptographic erasure or an overwrite of the data on the phone.
Understanding the chain of custody
The consumer will want to know who is responsible for the data erasure, says Bentley, and whether that party can prove it has actually happened. When you look at factory rest it is difficult to provide a certificate and audit trail. The most important thing when talking about trust is that an organisation can prove they have taken the necessary steps of validating and certifying the data erasure process.
The challenges are endless, as the second-hand mobile market is riddled with complexity. But data can be completely removed before a phone is resold, by using an effective mobile processor with an automated data erasure process according to Blancco Technology Group . This way, security and compliance can be ensured and consumer worries over their data can be eased.
To learn more about overcoming the challenges posed by the second-hand mobile phone market, read the full article or watch the full video here: https://www.business-reporter.co.uk/2020/03/30/how-used-smartphone-sales-are-impacting-the-mobile-ecosystem/#gsc.tab=0
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Established in 1997, Blancco is a global provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions. Its mobile solutions provide real-time valuation for mobile devices to organisations.
As of February 2020 it employed 317 people worldwide. Blancco performs over 70,000 data erasures daily.
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