Data destruction

All computers prepared for reuse by PC Recycler have their hard drives "wiped" with a security tool called DBAN.

DBAN is an open source tool, which can be downloaded and used free of charge.

Systems not going for reuse have their drives "wiped" using a degausser. (magnetic oven)

Please be aware of your obligations in relation to the Data protection act when considering passing on data held on hard drives. Information commissioner

To ensure compliance, and avoid passing on data, download and use DBAN before decommissioning the computer(s)

DBAN details are available here:- DBAN