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Sanitizing smartphones and other media

As the number of media devices that can store University Data continues to grow, so does the risk of unauthorized data disclosure. Because of this, all media devices must be properly purged of data before disposal or reuse to ensure University data cannot be recovered.  It is also advisable to purge all other data from the device in order to protect your personal information.

In most cases you should be able to restore the device to factory settings and turn it into Facilites so it can be properly recycled or disposed of. Devices that contain especially sensitive information should be submitted to Facilities for shredding.