The GDPR will require UK businesses to dispose of confidential waste in a more secure way. It's likely that your existing policies are not compliant, but Shredall can work with you to help you destroy your documents securely. Learn more about how to become GDPR compliant by reading more on Shredall's site.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK on 25th May 2018. It will strengthen the protection and empowerment of EU citizens’ data privacy. The UK government has confirmed that it will continue to be enforced in UK law even after Brexit. However, a recent study has found that 1 in 4 UK businesses have stopped preparations for the new regulation based on the misunderstanding that only EU member states will be affected. It is therefore imperative that businesses begin to implement secure data management processes that comply with the new requirements.
These requirements include the right for individuals to request the deletion of their personal data in a timely manner, in addition to businesses demonstrating compliance with the GDPR. With this in mind, many companies are looking for secure ways of disposing confidential waste, such as paper documents or electrical and electronic equipment such as hard drives. Nevertheless, the average in-house shredder only produces strips which can be easily put back together. It also cannot deal with digital information stored on hard drives, which needs to be degaussed by passing it through a powerful magnetic field or destroyed ito a government-approved degree. Finally, it may be difficult and time-consuming to transport the confidential waste to a site where it can be securely disposed of.
Confidential data destruction with Shredall
Our shredding and waste disposal services are an efficient way of dealing with your business’s confidential data. If you choose to have your waste dealt with off-site, we can come to your office to collect it. Our fully-trained staff scan the barcodes on each receptacle, providing an audit trail that continues until the final invoice. Once the waste arrives at our secure depot and is destroyed by our state-of-the-art shredder, we will issue you with a certificate of destruction. Alternatively, you can have you confidential waste dealt with on-site. A representative of your organisation can witness the destruction of the material and will receive the certificate of destruction needed to comply with the GDPR confidential waste requirements.
Ensuring that effective paper-based security protocols are in place is now more important than ever. Take the first step today by reaching out to us to us by email or by phone.