Public sector organisations generally tend to process a greater amount of data on a daily basis than the private sector. Due to this high volume of data being passed and processed within the system, not having the right security measures in place could be troublesome for your business. It could result in you suffering major damages both financially and to your reputation, should the information that you hold end up in the wrong hands.
By holding such a large volume of public data, the public sector has been and continues to be a big target for data thieves and document misuse. Because of this it is even more important for businesses in the public sector to take the necessary steps to make sure that the chance of data breaches are eliminated and that their businesses are protected.
Legal Consequences of Not Complying With Data Protection Laws
Going through the initial calamity of having your business’ data breached is bad enough, but there are even further legal consequences to data breaches which need considering. Should information of a confidential nature end up being exposed to an unauthorised source, the negative implications on your company could be huge. This is because your company could suffer not only financial losses, but personal damage, long term damage to its reputation, as well as a loss of trust from your clients and investors.
What Role Does Shredding Have to Play
By shredding all paper documents, you can ensure that any risk of sensitive information getting into unauthorised hands is significantly reduced. Shredding services are not limited to paper, and they can also destroy media such as memory sticks, CDs and DVDs for example, amongst many more. Not only that, but Shred-on-Site makes certain that, when your business no longer requires certain information, it is effectively disposed of.
Complying With the Necessary Destruction Requirements
When your company has a document shredding policy in place, your mind can be at ease that you are in complete compliance with the UK data protection laws. Moreover all of your document destruction and recycling needs are taken care of.
If you allow an independent shredding expert such as Shred-on-Site to destroy your business’ documents, you are guaranteed a full and completely secure service. This will save your company both time and money and you will always be issued with a certificate of secure destruction. This will put your mind at rest in the knowledge that all of your business’ document destroying needs have been taken care of to a legally compliant standard.
Meeting Data Protection Guidelines Is Simpler Than Ever
With companies like Shred-on-Site adhering to all data protection rules on your behalf, abiding by them has never been easier. All you have to do is book our regular service, which can be moulded to suit your business’ specific requirements. There is even an option for a one off collections for further convenience.
Due to the fact that Shred-on-Site shreds all of the documents on your premises, you can even watch the process. The efforts of Shred-on-Site also help in your business’ attempt to lower its carbon footprint as they offer a sustainable way to dispose of waste.
To know more about shredding within the public sector, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0800 181 4106.
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