Before deletion or shredding of records, check to ensure that the records are no longer needed, and remember that some records that contain Social Security Numbers (SSNs) or other High Risk Confidential Information may be scheduled as eligible for transfer to Archives. Store an Archive-selected identifiable records containing full SSNs securely; and see the HU Records Management Services for further information about transfer.
Any destruction of papers, CDs, DVDs, etc. with confidential information should be carried out by using Harvard's approved shredding vendor (DataShredder) or a crosscut shredder. DataShredder also provides hard drive destruction service. The Harvard agreement provides prescheduled pickup service for bins and office consoles and a onetime purge service. A certificate of destruction is always provided for services under contract.