Why your office needs a confidential shredding service

These days most people are pretty switched on about the safe disposal of personal documents such as utility bills and bank statements, anything that could be used for identity fraud or clearing out your bank account. But are we so careful when it comes to fraud within the workplace? Possibly not.

The trouble with the people who commit this kind of crime is that you can’t spot them; they could be an employee or a colleague, as unlikely as that may seem. The fraudster who commits crimes by forging your signature or hacking your email can look exactly the same as anyone else.

If your confidential waste is just going into your office recycling bin it’s easy pickings for anyone who has a mind to. Even if you are shredding your documents and have them collected by a waste disposal company, without an audit trail and certificate of destruction, you have no proof of what happens to your waste after it leaves your premises.

Put simply, if you are responsible for the safe keeping of your company’s confidential documents you are responsible for their safe disposal too. The introduction of the new Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation in May this year means that anyone who holds personal data for clients and customers must comply with the new rules or run the risk of large fines if found to be in breach. Don’t put yourself at risk – act now to ensure your processes are fully compliant with best practice and with GDPR.

Our confidential shredding service with audit trail and certificate of destruction is the most secure way of complying with your legal obligation to protect any data you hold about your clients and employees. It’s also a great way of reducing your company’s environmental footprint and meeting your sustainability targets.

We can provide this service as a one-off or on a regular basis according to your needs. We can collect from your premises or you can deliver your document to us, the choice is entirely yours.

We really enjoyed meeting other local businesses at NetXP at the East Sussex National in Uckfield on Thursday 1st March where we talked about how straightforward and affordable it is for businesses to protect themselves from the risk of fraud and counterfeiting. If you didn’t make it, do get in touch at any time for more information.

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