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degauss

[dē′gau̇s]
(electronics)
To remove, erase, or clear information from a magnetic tape, disk, drum, or core.
(electromagnetism)
To neutralize (demagnetize) a magnetic field of, for example, a ship hull or television tube; a direct current of the correct value is sent through a cable around the ship hull; a current-carrying coil is brought up to and then removed from the television tube. Also known as deperm.

degauss

To remove unwanted magnetism from a monitor or the read/write head in a disk or tape drive. Some monitors have a built-in degaussing function that can be activated by the user. See gauss and bulk eraser.
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Contact details: Degauss Labs Europe AB Nicolas Persson Dobelnsgatan 21 111 40 Stockholm Sweden http://www.
Each business unit of the bank would take steps to mandatorily degauss (purge) confidential data residing in the hardware and also keep a back-up, to the extent deemed essential, before disposal of the e-waste.
Computer hard drives accepted for recycling will be demagnetized with a mobile device called a degauss machine that erases all information.
Fujitsu's Mag EraSURE utilizes patented rare-earth magnet technology to permanently degauss magnetically recorded information.