What is data destruction policy?
Similarly one may ask, why is data destruction important?
The most important reason for data destruction is to keep your files and folders that were stored on your device from falling into the wrong hands. Even if you think that your erasure software had been successful, simply throwing out your electronic device is a gamble.
Subsequently, question is, how do you securely destroy electronic data? Shredding Another form of physical destruction, shredding may be the most secure and cost-effective way to destroy electronic data in any media that contain hard drives or solid state drives and have reached their end-of-life.
Beside this, how can data be destroyed?
Data can also be destroyed through degaussing, which destroys data on magnetic storage tapes and disk drives by changing the magnetic field. Storage media can also be destroyed by using a mechanical device called a shredder to physically mangle tape, optical media and hard disk drives.
What is physical destruction?
Data Destruction Is Not the Same as Physical Destruction Physical destruction is the process of rendering a device completely unusable. Physical destruction can involve shredding hard drives, smartphones, printers, laptops and other storage media into tiny pieces by large mechanical shredders.