Systems and methods for removing data stored on long-term memory devices

  • US 20020196572A1
  • Filed: 06/20/2002
  • Published: 12/26/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for removing data from a long-term memory component, comprising:

  • an interface for connecting the device to the long-term memory component;

    a control circuit configured to control the long-term memory component through the interface to irretrievably remove data from the long-term memory component; and

    a user controllable switch that, when actuated by a user, causes the control circuit to commence irretrievably removing the data from the long-term memory component.

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