The importance of paper and document shredding in the legal industry

In the legal sector, perhaps more than any other, there is a very specific need for data security. The way confidential information is held and managed can have a big impact on whether clients feel able to trust their advisors – and the consequences of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands can be severe. The way that law firms deal with data is essential, not just when it is in digital form but physical documents too – that’s why a comprehensive approach to paper and document shredding is so essential.

Why is secure document shredding important for the accounting and financial sector?

Secure shredding has become a key process for any business today. However, for accounting and financial sector enterprises it’s particularly essential. Inadvertently obtained financial data, whether it is lost or stolen, can do huge reputational damage and there are some significant regulatory consequences for failing to ensure minimum quality standards when it comes to document disposal. So, for any organisation operating in this sector, it’s important to ensure that existing shredding processes have the following covered.

What you should consider when looking to dispose of Hard drives & Media

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.

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