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ICT Best Practises - Securely remove data from storage media

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All traces of personal and business data should be securely removed from storage media (e.g., hard drives, floppy disks) before reassigning the equipment or before sending the equipment to surplus.

Attention: Deleting files and reformatting a hard drive does not remove the data stored on the hard drive. To securely remove all remnants of data, technicians should review and understand the alternatives described in the Securely Removing Data guide.