Secure Data Erasure at the DGD

Information technology (IT) is the embodiment of a wide range of information technology devices (e.g., servers, smartphones, USB sticks, computers, hard disks). Data can be stored on many of these devices. Often it is personal within the meaning of the legal provisions, which is why they have to be irrevocably erased before a device is disposed of. One way to ensure a residue-free removal of the personal data from these devices is the secure data erasure offered by the German Association for Data Protection.


  • personal data are not recoverable,

  • the proof can be provided that the data originally present on the data carrier have been successfully erased.

The latter is necessary to meet the legal requirements. The aforementioned aspects are combined with each other within the framework of our services. Our name means that the data of our clients are completely and securely deleted.


The German Association for Data Protection has a special erasure software which ensures a permanent and secure data erasure. Disks and data storage devices that we have erased can not be recovered with any known technology. Even special software of the computer forensics is of no use when dealing with our erasure methods.

Our software solution also provides all the necessary documentation. At the end of the erasure process, a detailed erasure report is generated, which is then used by our client as proof of secure erasure.


We usually extinguish the data of our clients according to the standards of the BSI (the German Federal Office for Information Security), the HMG Infosec method, the standard of the US Department of Defense (DOD) or the NIST 800-88 / ATA standard. Other standards for safe data erasure are also available to us. Most of the internationally established standards for data erasure are supported by our data erasure software.



The erasure methods of the German Association for Data Protection comply with the European data protection regulations. We practice secure data erasure in combination with a revision-proof erasure report. As soon as the data erasure has been carried out on the equipment delivered by us or picked up by us, our clients receive the legal proof of data erasure in the form of the erasure report. It is required for a further review by the internal or external auditors.

You remain focused

Even with highly sensitive or secret data you are at the right place. The clients of the German Association for Data Protection can concentrate on their core business. Our erasure software works with different hardware systems and is also able to erase the latest data storage devices. No difference if servers, central units, laptops or smartphones.

Your secure location

The prices for the service differ according to the pick-up location, the quantity of IT equipment and the erasure method. The secure data erasure takes place at the Dachau site near Munich and may be monitored and documented by you data protection officer. The erasure reports provided by us as documentation are signed by two employees.