There are a growing number of other media storage devices that can store College Data and therefore require methods for purging data before disposal or reuse.

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As is generally the case with technology, we are developing methods to safeguard data on these devices as they come to our attention.

Smartphone and Mobile devices

Mobile devices like Smartphones (e.g., Blackberry, iPhones,), PDAs, MP3 players, and even regular cell phones store information and often contain personal or other sensitive information. Any College Data must be purged from these devices before reuse or disposal.

It is also advisable to purge all other data from the device before reuse or disposal to protect your personal information.

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

Contact Info

Our service desk can be contacted via the phone at (585) 395-5151 option 1 or through our self-service portal Service Now (login required).

If you have any other questions regarding these practices please reach out to our Information Systems Security Coordinator at

Last reviewed: 12/2015

Reviewed by: PCI Oversight Committee

Last Updated 2/21/18

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