The GDPR will change how businesses store documents from the 25 May 2018. The Shredall SDS Group's document storage service will help your business to comply without losing any of the functionality you need to keep running smoothly. Read to find out how to become GDPR compliant.
Is your business prepared for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation? A recent study published in March found that 1 in 4 UK businesses were no longer preparing for the new data protection requirements based on the misunderstanding that it would not apply after Brexit. In fact, all companies whose clients are EU citizens and want to continue working with the EU with have to comply with the new rules, regardless of their registered country’s EU membership.
One of the big changes is that it will give stronger rights to individuals over their personal data. This includes:
- The right to be forgotten, which allows data subjects to have firms erase their personal data.
- The right to object to processing, which allows data subjects to obtain confirmation if their data is being processed and to disallow it.
Faced with these new requirements, companies have just a few months to make sure that their data is can be stored and accessed safely. If not, they could be faced with a fine of up to €20 million or 4% of annual turnover.
How the Shredall SDS Group can help your business
Our storage services allow you to comply with the GDPR, whilst also saving you valuable time and freeing up office space. We already offer full-service records management to businesses in a range of industries across the UK. Your documents will be indexed by fully vetted staff, giving you a complete inventory that you can track from transportation through to delivery and retrieval.
Our archive facilities are state-of-the-art, ensuring that your client’s data is fully protected. All our sites have intruder and fire alarms, linked to police stations, as well as 24-hour CCTV surveillance. In addition, our staff have been vetted for total security and will accompany every visitor to our site to ensure there is no breach of our facilities.
If you would like to retrieve your files, you can have them delivered or collected, even on the same day. Alternatively, we can send you a digital copy of the file as part of our document scanning service (see here - add link).
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.