The UK is unique in that all organisations are expected to adhere to a strict level of data protection. Every company is required to meet these data protection demands outlined in UK legislation and failure to do so can result in huge financial and legal consequences. All confidential information must be disposed of securely and efficiently to meet legal guidelines and prevent a data breach or action being taken against you.
Welcome to Shred-on-Site, the UK’s leading independent paper shredding and on-site document destruction company.
We specialise in secure, confidential document shredding services. As principle members of the BSIA we've built a reputation for exceptional customer service, delivering unrivalled value for money through our highly trained personnel and state of the art technology. We carry out secure paper shredding and document destruction services across a wide range of industries from small SMEs and private households through to large blue-chip organisations. No job is too big or too small. We serve local authorities and government departments including NHS trusts, both regionally and throughout the UK. Our three processing facilities in London, Manchester and Bicester support branch offices nationwide.
Public sector organisations generally tend to process a greater amount of data on a daily basis than the private sector. Due to this high volume of data being passed and processed within the system, not having the right security measures in place could be troublesome for your business. It could result in you suffering major damages both financially and to your reputation, should the information that you hold end up in the wrong hands.
Most businesses store a considerable amount of confidential and time sensitive information on hardware. This is information that will need to be destroyed after its period of use. Whilst many businesses store information in paper form, an increasing number of businesses are opting to store their data digitally. There are many ways of destroying a hard drive and other media, but here is what you need to know to achieve this securely: