E-Data Destruction Day takes-on ID theft issue in BC

March 12, 2013

Vancouver – March 13, 2013 - To celebrate national Fraud Prevention month, Better Business Bureau will be partnering with Silver Bullet Shredding, the Electronic Recycling Association and RONA to hold a free community event, E-Data Destruction Day on March 16.

Bring your old documents, hard drives, laptop, desktop, disks, CD’s, printers, faxes, telecommunication equipment, cell phones, routers, servers, switches and any other electronic material to our designated drop-off for one-day data wipe or secure destruction.

With identity fraud on the rise according to Javelin Strategy & Research used smart phones, tablets and computers are providing thieves easy access to personal information. In Canada, the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre reports over $13 million in financial losses to Canadians.

Devices contain a lot of personal data including, usernames, passwords, credit card and account numbers, addresses and even tax records and financial statements. Simply deleting files and browsing history does not completely remove this information.

“Consumers often buy new devices and computers, but the question remains, ‘How do I safely dispose of my old electronics?’” asks Danielle Primrose, president and CEO of BBB serving Mainland British Columbia. “We are pleased to work with a couple local businesses to help consumers handle their data safely.”

Come on March 16 and have your e-data destroyed through a secure and environmentally sound process for free. Electronic donations are recycled into the community to assist local non-profits organizations in BC.

If you are bringing paper to shred, the limit is 4 standard bankers’ boxes or 100 lbs per person. Please note that this event is not intended for businesses to bring their documents for shredding.

WHERE: RONA – 1150 East 3rd St., North Vancouver

WHEN: Saturday March 16th from 10am to 1pm.


While the event is a free community shred event, donations are encouraged to support and raise funds for The Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS).

Event partners:

Silver Bullet Shredding www.silverbulletshredding.com, Silver Bullet Shredding is an award winning document destruction provider based in Burnaby, B.C. The company provides secure, confidential document shredding services to small and medium-size businesses and organizations in Metro Vancouver. In 2011, Silver Bullet Shredding was the recipient of the Small Business of the Year award from the City of Burnaby and Burnaby Board of Trade.

The Electronic Recycling Association www.era.ca, is a not-for-profit recycling service that will donate their manpower and resources for the day to accept electronic materials for destruction.

Better Business Bureau serving Mainland British Columbia For 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses they can trust. In 2012, consumers turned to BBB serving Mainland BC more than 1.3 million times for Business Reviews all available for free at www.mbc.bbb.org.