HP unveils HP Data Privacy Services to help meet compliance requirements

HP has unveiled HP Data Privacy Services, a comprehensive suite of IT services that helps protect confidential information and manage sensitive data and meet government compliance requirements in organizations.

The new set of data privacy services targets healthcare and consumer financial information organizations. They are required to meet strict compliance requirements for global data security laws and regulations with heightened enforcement and increased penalties.

Some of these regulations include the United States’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the European Union’s Data Protection Directive and India’s Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules 2011.


HP Data Privacy Services help the U.S-based healthcare organizations align IT practices with HIPAA Omnibus Rule. The service ensures that organizations have the necessary infrastructure support to help them protect and optimize sensitive data, while accelerating business innovation and complying with data security regulations.

HP shares best practices to help customers improve compliance to legal and regulatory mandates, respond to security incidents and maintain accurate records.

Erasing or deleting data from retired IT systems, upgraded hardware and servers, or return-leased equipment is insufficient for permanently removing all confidential information.

The HP Data Sanitization Service provides the on-site resources and tools to ensure data cannot be reconstructed or retrieved from these devices. Customers can get confirmation on data removal and verify that all sanitization procedures have been performed in accordance with predefined criteria.

To control sensitive data, HP offers two services: the HP Defective Media Retention (DMR) enables customers to maintain and control disk media and data in the event of a disk malfunction. HP Comprehensive Defective Material Retention (CDMR) enables customers to retain data from components that fail, regardless of where it resides when the failure occurs.

HP Asset Recovery Services offer customized enterprise wide plans for tracking assets — from packing and shipping to processing, resale and recycling — helping customers easily manage potential risks, as well as optimize opportunities associated with surplus IT equipment.

HP Data Privacy Services are priced according to geographic location and service customization.

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