Data Erasure (also called data clearing or data wiping) is a software & hardware based method of overwriting data that completely destroys all electronic data residing on a hard disk drive or other digital media. Permanent data erasure goes beyond basic file deletion commands, which only remove direct pointers to data disk sectors and make data recovery possible with common software tools. Unlike degaussing and physical destruction, which render the storage media unusable, data erasure removes all information while leaving the disk operable, preserving IT assets and the environment.
Simply deleting data from a hard drive does not mean that the data is gone forever. Considering that sensitive information falling into the wrong hands can lead to loss of business, property or reputation, or lead to civil and criminal liability, removing all traces of information stored on targeted media can be critical for data security. Furthermore, regulatory requirements for data protection and customer privacy demand complete, well documented data removal. Data deletion best practices call for complete data eraser when:
- Disposing of used PCs and hard drives
- Transferring a PC from one user to another
- Meeting government regulations that require removal of customer data
Secure India’s specialists use the specific hardware device to destroy data and remove files from your storage media. Our authenticated process ensure that no traces of information will be found on media. You will receive certification of each erasure for your compliance records.