Remove Data from Electronic Devices
Before You Begin
The University is subject to and complies with the Illinois Data Security on State Computers Act which mandates elimination of data from electronic/magnetic storage devices when the device is disposed, transferred, or scrapped.
To remove data from electronic devices:
- Consult the State of Illinois Data/Disposal, Recycling, and Computer Hardware list to determine whether the device contains electronic/magnetic storage media and requires data elimination. The list includes such items as cell phones, scanners, photocopiers, and calculators.
- Consult Additional Resources below for general information about data elimination, data scrubbing software, and Scrub Labels at your campus.
Last Updated: June 13, 2012 | Approved: Senior Associate Vice President for Business and Finance | Effective: June 2011