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Eliminating privacy risks of used mobile devices with ADISA certified PiceaEraser

Think about all the personal data on your smartphone. What if all that data would end up in the wrong hands? This is a scenario you do not want to happen. Everybody wants to keep their personal data safe.

This also applies to mobile device users who may not feel comfortable in handing off their old device for repair, reuse, or recycling due to concerns with their personal content on the old device. Data privacy and security requirements, such as GDPR, further drives the need to protect sensitive user content and to eliminate privacy risks associated with recycling, refurbishing, and reselling.

An increasing number of mobile devices are traded at the point of sale. At the same time, as the old phone is handed off in exchange, the content of the old device needs to be transferred to the new device, but also securely wiped.

Picea® Eraser enables safe disposal, reuse, or resale of mobile devices ensuring no personal data ends up in the wrong hands. The solution is available as an easy-to-use point of sale application to erase phone in-store and to fully meet EU GDPR in a trade-in, customer returns, and loan phones.

The use of PiceaEraser provides peace of mind for all counterparts. A consumer can get a report as proof for data erasure and trust that all sensitive content is permanently erased from the device. If needed, the salesperson can track back the erasing operation performed earlier, for example, using Picea® History. A full audit trail is available through cloud-based reporting also for the warehouse prior to the device is even received.

Piceasoft’s erasing technology is also available as part of Picea® Volume for customers who process a large number of devices. Volume performs verification (i.e. make-model-recognition), device diagnostics for condition analysis and safe device data erasure using streamlined erasure process providing efficiency and speed. With the PiceaServices Volume, it is possible to erase 250 Android devices and 500 iOS devices per hour with one PC and improve workflow efficiency and achieve cost savings in the process.

The ADISA certification was just revalidated for Piceasoft’s erasing technology for another year. ADISA certification means that PiceaEraser has successfully passed the ADISA Product Claims Test process for mobile erasure ensuring that the solution erases data beyond forensic recovery equivalent to ADISA test level 1. ADISA is an accreditation body specializing in risk management and data protection within asset retirement.

”Our solution was the world’s first mobile erasure product to pass the independent ADISA Product Claims Test process. Our customers can have peace of mind and confidence that we continuously meet the highest industry standards and best practices for data erasure. Our company is also certified with ISO27001 information security certificate, which demonstrates a high level of information security and data privacy practices.” says Pia Kantola, Piceasoft CEO.

Are you interested in deploying PiceaEraser at point of sale or processing a large number of devices at the same time with PiceaVolume? We offer you a fully-functional trial of our products for free so you can try them yourself. Request your trial at

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About Piceasoft Ltd
Piceasoft is a Finnish company, located in Tampere. Since it was founded in 2012, Piceasoft has created a unique set of software solutions to cover the whole lifecycle of mobile devices. These solutions create new business opportunities and enable a cost-efficient service for mobile operators and retail chains. Our innovative products are disrupting mobile device buyback, repair, and recycling business. Our software products are easy to use and offer added value to the end-user, which means better ROI and user satisfaction. In short, we promise to Simplify Your Mobile Life.