Despite the move towards using computers and technology at work on a daily basis, on average, any individual that has a desk-based job uses around 10,000 sheets of paper per annum. This can cover anything from printed reports or employee performance reviews, but the majority of it ends up being discarded ready for recycling, or simply thrown in the bin after use, however this poses serious security concerns under the new GDPR which comes into action in May 2018.
Data protection compliance is about to get a whole lot more challenging. In May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the UK bringing with it a whole raft of new requirements that significantly tighten up data compliance. Destruction of data is a key part of safe data handling so if you’re taking steps now to ensure compliance for 2018, shredding potentially has a significant role to play.