Data and Media Sanitization Policy

Originally Issued: February 2014

Contacts: Don Diener Lori Temple

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Electronic media must be sanitized before being repurposed. Data on devices that are no longer operational must be sanitized before the devices are discarded. Sanitization and disposal must be done using procedures established by the Office of Information Technology.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Ensure that electronically stored data is not improperly released. 
  • Ensure that any repurposed electronic media does not contain data that a new user is not authorized to access. 

Entities Affected by Policy

Entities affected by this policy include UNLV employees.

Who Should Read This Policy

All UNLV employees should read this policy.


There are no exceptions to this policy.