State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced 2/23/2007, by Rep. Constance A. Howard


20 ILCS 450/20

    Amends the Data Security on State Computers Act. Provides that previously stored data must be overwritten at least one time (now, 10 times) before surplus electronic data processing equipment is prepared for sale, donation, or transfer. Effective immediately.

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1     AN ACT concerning State government.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Data Security on State Computers Act is
5 amended by changing Section 20 as follows:
6     (20 ILCS 450/20)
7     Sec. 20. Establishment and implementation. The Data
8 Security on State Computers Act is established to protect
9 sensitive data stored on State-owned electronic data
10 processing equipment to be (i) disposed of by sale, donation,
11 or transfer or (ii) relinquished to a successor executive
12 administration. This Act shall be administered by the
13 Department or an authorized agency. The Department or an
14 authorized agency shall implement a policy to mandate that all
15 hard drives of surplus electronic data processing equipment be
16 cleared of all data and software before being prepared for
17 sale, donation, or transfer by (i) overwriting the previously
18 stored data on a drive or a disk at least one time 10 times and
19 (ii) certifying in writing that the overwriting process has
20 been completed by providing the following information: (1) the
21 serial number of the computer or other surplus electronic data
22 processing equipment; (2) the name of the overwriting software
23 used; and (3) the name, date, and signature of the person



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1 performing the overwriting process. The head of each State
2 agency shall establish a system for the protection and
3 preservation of State data on State-owned electronic data
4 processing equipment necessary for the continuity of
5 government functions upon it being relinquished to a successor
6 executive administration.
7 (Source: P.A. 93-306, eff. 7-23-03.)
8     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9 becoming law.