One of the most important aspects of device resale is data erasure. Most users don’t realize that residual data remains on a device long after use, even after a reset. If retired devices aren’t properly disposed of, personal or company information could become vulnerable to theft. It’s extremely crucial to make sure all data is wiped from a device, and Google’s Chromebooks are now able to do just that.
With the help of data erasure company, Blancco Technology Group, Chromebooks now have drive-wiping capabilities so that they can be safely resold without any data breaches. By sanitizing data from used Chromebooks, the Blancco Drive Eraser decreases the time spent erasing every device, and allows for presentation of the device’s operating system. The system then provides a digitally signed, tamper-proof certificate of erasure, according to a press release. The new data wiping capabilities are now available to all current Blancco Drive Eraser users at no additional cost.
Global strategy president for Blancco, Alan Bentley stated in a press release, “By expanding the capabilities of Blancco Drive Eraser to support Chromebooks, we are now able to give our ITAD partners and other organizations the ability to ensure device data is rendered completely unrecoverable. This capability allows them to confidently reuse or sell end-of-life devices instead of adding to the growing electronic waste crisis in our landfills.”