In general, public sector organisations process a higher volume of information that the private sector on a daily basis. With so much data passing through the system, if the right security measures are not in place, there could be significantly damaging results in the event of information getting into the wrong hands. As a holder of such a large amount of public information, the public sector is a huge target for theft and misuse of documents, making it even more important to take the necessary precautions to protect your company.
Legal implications of failure to comply with data protection laws
As well as the initial disaster of having information stolen, there are wider legal implications to data breaches. If confidential information is leaked to unauthorised sources, then this could have negative consequences including personal damage, long term damage to your reputation and loss of trust.
How can shredding help?
Shredding of all paper documents is a sure way of eliminating the risk of information getting into the wrong hands. This service, as well as additional media shredding of CDS, DVDs, memory sticks and more, ensures that no data can be recovered after destruction, so that when you no longer require information, it is disposed of sufficiently.
Meeting requirements for destruction
Putting in place a document shredding policy can help your office to be 100% compliant with data protection laws, as well as taking care of your destruction and recycling needs. Allowing an independent shredding expert to come in and shred your documents means you are guaranteed a complete service. This will not only save you time and money, but you will be issued with a certificate of destruction to give you peace of mind that all of your shredding requirements have been taken care of.
Meeting data protection guidelines has never been so convenient
With Shred-on-Site, adhering to data protection rules has never been easier. Simply book our regular shredding service to meet your requirements, or even book a one-off collection if this is more convenient. Because all of your documents are shredded on site, you can watch the process. It will also contribute to helping you find a carbon-neutral and sustainable way to get rid of your waste.
For more information about shredding for the public sector, give Shred-on-Site a call today on 0800 181 4106.
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