Data Removal from Computers and Portable Electronic Devices


  • All users of Information Technology (IT) systems and resources, including but not limited to Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff
  • All systems, networks, and facilities administered by central computing groups, and individual schools, departments, units, University laboratories, and other University-based entities
  • All equipment connected to the campus networks, including but not limited to photocopy machines, small portable hard drives, flash memory cards, handheld communication devices such as Blackberry, Treo, etc., and privately owned devices not managed or maintained by Syracuse University

Policy Statement

All Syracuse University data must be permanently removed from all computing and communication equipment prior to transfer, disposition, or sale of said equipment to keep certain data such as application data, licensed software, licensing keys, passwords, email, and other sensitive information confidential.

Policy Administration

Links to Procedures and Related Information

Date: April 2008