The complete and secure destruction of sensitive documents is a necessary part of daily business nowadays. Shredding doesn’t just save space, but it also helps your company comply with legal data protection requirements, as well as the environmental benefits that it brings.
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.
As with any sector, protecting customer data and complete confidentiality are essential. Many large companies process a huge volume of data over a period of time, increasing the amount stored in-house and filed. This also means that a large amount of paper containing confidential legal information can accumulate as data is no longer relevant, and the records are no longer required.