Shredding confidential waste may seem like a no-brainer, but have you actually ever stopped to think about why you should do it, on a personal or company level? More and more companies are now choosing to outsource their secure shredding to ensure that it’s carried out to a satisfactory level. With this in mind, what are the top 3 benefits of shredding your confidential waste?
#1 Legal obligations
First and foremost, every company has a legal obligation to protect their customers’ data, as well as their own in-house information. UK legislation is in place to hold companies accountable to the expected levels of security that they should have in place. Often, data breaches occur when companies are not aware of the risks or are regularly making sure that documents are disposed of securely once they’re no longer needed.
#2 Client expectations
Clients will also expect their data to be dealt with safely and not breached by any unauthorised third party. In the event of this happening, there can be significant legal consequences alongside financial penalties and long term brand reputation damage with your existing and future customers. Many people are now more aware of the threats of cyber-attacks and data breaches as the news covers large case studies.
This means that it’s not only important to protect their data, but also to assure them that their data is secure. Shred-on-Site provide certificates of secure destruction to give you a guarantee of the shredding taking place, as well as meaning that you can give your customers peace of mind that their data is constantly being destroyed to a sufficient level.
#3 Saving time and money
Document storage can take a lot of time and money, particularly where it is taking up space and building up. This poses a security risk, but also becomes an inconvenience. Outsourcing your shredding to a professional company can save you time and in-house resources, whilst Shred-on-Site also provides lockable storage units to keep your documentation safe and confidential until it can be destroyed.
Find out more about the benefits of shredding and get a quote today by giving Shred-on-Site a call on 0800 181 4106.
Author: Mark Coombes, Follow me on Google+