It seems that more frequently data breach stories hit the headlines. The recent TalkTalk hacking demonstrated that even the most established large corporations need to be aware of their security all the time, and they need take measures to prevent occurrences like this. The general public are becoming increasingly aware of the security risks that they take when providing data to businesses, which is why you should have a strong data protection scheme in place and shred your documents onsite, to show them that you are committed to keeping the data confidential.
What happens when breaches occur?
When data breaches occur, there are a number of consequences. Financial implications such as compensation, and putting in measures to recover data are time consuming and costly. There are also legal consequences where angry customers are left with their personal information exposed, and this is against data protection laws within the UK, so you can face independent legal implications too, such as fines.
Long-term damage can be caused without on-site shredding
Breaches are an expensive mistake in the long-run too, causing significant brand and reputation damage. Customer trust can be lost and many businesses with a high-profile breach it is often the case that companies cannot recover fully. Paper shredding is a vital component to your prevention strategy, since it ensures the destruction of all physical confidential information before it can be accessed outside of the company.
A practical solution
From storage to destruction, Shred-on-Site provides veneered consoles that can be locked to keep documents safe and secure before they are picked up for shredding. Regular collections can be made to ensure that there is never an excess of private data contained in one place. This reduces the risk of unauthorised access, and helps with your data protection compliance.
Why shredding on site?
Shredding on site offers an even more secure option to businesses, since they can watch the process happening, and no documents are left in one piece with the risk of being intercepted before being shredded. Companies are given a certificate following the destruction process to guarantee that their documents are not recoverable and all data has been kept secure.
Find out more about how to keep your business secure and avoid legal implications and keep satisfied customers by giving us a call today on 0800 181 4106.