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Archive: Data Erasure

Data Erasure

Data erasure (sometimes referred to as data clearingdata wiping, or data destruction) is a software-based method of overwriting the data that aims to completely destroy all electronic data residing on a hard disk drive or other digital media by using zeros and ones to overwrite data onto all sectors of the device. By overwriting the data on the storage device, the data is rendered unrecoverable and achieves data sanitization.


April 17, 2021

The Importance of Data Erasure For Enterprises Today

September 6, 2020

Is the Anonymization of Personal Data the Same as Data Erasure