We take information security seriously.


Tik Tok was issued fine of £12.7 million in April 2023 for a number of breaches of UK data protection law. One of the key findings from the ICO was Tik Tok’s failure to ensure that the personal data of its users was processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner[1].

Data erasure is classed as processing data and we at OCM have numerous procedures and policies in place to ensure the information we receive is stored securely prior to the erasing process.

We have stringent data wiping procedures in-house and have an ISO 27001 Information Security Management System. It is one of the most widely recognized information security standards in the world, and certification to ISO 27001 can demonstrate to customers, partners, and other stakeholders that an organization is committed to protecting its information assets.

To make sure sensitive data is securely erased with no risk of recovery, OCM partners with Blancco and Certus, both of which are Common Criteria certified, which is an international standard governed by 31 countries including the UK through the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance. Both Blancco and Certus boast numerous other internationally recognised accreditations including NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue and ADISA.

Both solutions are optimised for the highest and most widely recognised data erasure standard, NIST 800-88r1 Purge and Clear. Although we do recommend to follow this standard, we do also offer data erasure according to the old HMG InfoSec Standard No. 5 standard.

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