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Blancco Mobile Data Erasure Solution to Support One Tablet per Child Program in Thailand

January 2, 2014

JOENSUU, Finland, January 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Far more secure than simple factory resets, Blancco’s proven erasure software
completely erases data from Android and other devices

Blancco [http://www.blancco.com ], the global leader in data erasure and computer
reuse solutions, has announced that its flagship product for erasing data from smartphones
and tablets has been provided to the One Tablet Per Child program (OTPC), Ministry of
Information and Communication Technology (MICT) and Ministry of Education (MOE), Thailand.

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The TUEV-approved Blancco Mobile
[http://www.blancco.com/en/products/total-data-erasure/mobile ] solution is already used by
many mobile operators and organizations to eliminate the risk of costly data breaches and
comply with standards and regulations pertaining to data privacy.

“The aim of the OTPC program is to reduce the social gap of education inequality and
increase literacy by analyzing students’ performance data recorded in the tablet. For
protecting children’s data on tablets, Blancco Mobile is a crucial solution. Not only
government and education, but corporations in Thailand should erase data on mobile devices
upon device disposal or replacement timing,” says Group Captain Anudith Nakornthap,
Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

“We are pleased to support a world-class IT and education program with our Blancco
Mobile software,” said Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco. “It is yet another
example of how Blancco Mobile plays a vital security role for securing children’s data.”

Beginning in 2014, Blancco Mobile will erase personal data on OTPC tablets for
elementary, junior high and senior high students throughout Thailand when tablets require
repair, replacement or disposal. This program covers 850,000 tablets that were already
distributed, plus another 1.7 million tablets scheduled for distribution in 2014.

Blancco Mobile [http://www.blancco.com/en/products/total-data-erasure/mobile ] is
designed to securely erase a smartphone’s internal and external memory. Restoring factory
settings does not ensure that data is permanently destroyed because data can still be
recovered afterwards. Blancco Mobile permanently erases all user data such as emails,
contacts and text messages, facilitating the safe reuse or resale of a tablet or
smartphone. Blancco Mobile
[http://www.blancco.com/en/videos/?video=videos/solutions/erase-smartphones ] supports
platforms such as iOS (iPhones & iPads), Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry, Nokia
Symbian and Windows Mobile.

About Blancco
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As the
global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most
certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a
wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The
company’s products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world.
Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across
Europe, North America, the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is
available at http://www.blancco.com.

        Media Contact:
        Monica Shaw
        +1-770-367-9534
        mshaw@carabinerpr.com

        Blancco Oy Ltd.
        Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder
        +358-50-585-2885
        kim.vaisanen@blancco.com


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SOURCE Blancco Oy Ltd.


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