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The glorious uncertainty: Backup world is having a GDPR moment

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In the context of data, erase == delete

erase

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]

1 Rub out or remove (writing or marks)

‘graffiti had been erased from the wall’

1.1 Remove all traces of; destroy or obliterate.

‘over twenty years the last vestiges of a rural economy were erased’

‘the magic of the landscape erased all else from her mind’

1.2 Remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or medium); delete (data) from a computer's memory.

‘the tape could be magnetically erased and reused’

‘the file has been erased from the hard disk’

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