Patent Number: 8,793,457

Title: Method and system for policy-based secure destruction of data

Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for policy-based secure destruction of data. The method for policy-based secure destruction of data is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes storing a data destruction policy, wherein the data destruction policy defines at least one predetermined data destruction parameter. The method may also include referencing the data destruction policy to obtain the data destruction parameters in response to a predetermined data operation. In a further embodiment, the method may include executing a data destruction process in accordance with the data destruction parameters.

Inventors: Cannon; David Maxwell (Tucson, AZ), Marek; Toby Lyn (Santa Clara, CA), Haye; Mark Alan (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 21/00 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018