Office of Information Technology
Office of Information Security (OIS) Standards
OIS 12 – Standard for Disposal of Computing Devices
I. STANDARD STATEMENT
When computers and other electronic devices are replaced or discarded, it is necessary to minimize the risks of (1) exposing the data contained in memory to individuals who are not authorized to view it and (2) the software to those who are not licensed to use it.
This standard supports HOP Policy 8-12 Information Resources Use and Security Policy
This standard applies to all UTSA faculty, staff, and students.
If you have any questions about OIS 12 – Standard for Disposal of Computing Devices contact the following office:
The Office of Information Security
1. Computer equipment to be destroyed must be transferred to the Surplus Property department in UTSA Financial Affairs Office where procedures are in place to ensure proper handling.
2. The devices which are physically destroyed to ensure data security include computer hard drives, mobile/cellular phones, RAM device memory, device hard drives, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA's) and digital storage media.
3. For information about the disposal program:
Effective Date: January 1, 2014
Last Revised: March 17, 2016