Where is my "Secure Empty Trash"? Gone, maybe forever.

Rafagon

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If you updated to OS X El Capitan, you may have noticed that Finder no longer offers a "Secure Empty Trash" feature.

It seems Apple was having an issue guaranteeing that the feature would work correctly on some drives—mainly flash storage.

Unable to resolve the issue, Apple "addressed" it the easy way: they removed the Secure Empty Trash feature entirely.

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Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205267

FYI: Multiple threads on this topic exist at the online Apple Support Communities.