Since the GDPR came into force in 2018, there has been a lot of focus on the importance of ensuring that paper documents containing sensitive data are properly disposed of. However, while this remains a key consideration for compliance with data privacy regulations, it’s not the only one. In fact, it’s just as important to focus on safely disposing of hard drives and other media too. These can create just as much exposure for your business if they fall into the wrong hands.
Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19):
In these times of great uncertainty and different ways of working Shred-on-Site can offer a bespoke service to homeworkers that will cater for specific confidential shredding requirements. Being regarded as an essential service we have continued to work throughout this pandemic and all of our drivers are well versed in operating within the Government guidelines of social distancing, continual cleansing and the wearing of PPE.
All we will require is your post code, an approximate volume of the material, be it paper or media, that needs shredding and we can let you know costs and availability.
Should you require any further information please contact us.
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.
Over the past few years, secure and effective document disposal has gone from being a “nice to have” to critical to business survival. It’s now a legal requirement to ensure that data rich documents are properly and securely disposed of and this has given rise to a move away from handling processes such as shredding in-house. If you have yet to make the leap to a shredding partner there are some very good reasons why now is exactly the right time to do so.
It may be a year now since the GDPR was first introduced but this regulation is just as relevant now as it was then. Perhaps even more so, particularly when it comes to paper based data. Although many people assume that the GDPR only places requirements on businesses for dealing differently with digital data, in fact it needs to be integrated with respect to the risks for physical data too.