Secure Shredding Service & Data Theft Prevention
Protecting confidential personal information and sensitive corporate data is not just good business sense but also a legal requirement. Every organisation generates materials on a daily basis that are at risk from data theft - from strategic planning documents to employee medical records. In reality, more materials than you might realise contain private information that could be a security risk if they end up in the wrong hands.
Not only does the loss of private information represent a significant reputational blow, the UK data regulator can levy fines of up to £500,000 for breaches of data protection rules.
Want a few more good reasons to shred confidential information?
Reduce your chances of a security breach – the paperless office is a myth. Employees still regularly print off emails and office documents for meetings, to proof read or to sign and then just place in a recycling bin. Identify high-risk areas of your business here.
Prevent data theft – Identity fraud costs the UK £3.3 billion a year and has affected over a quarter of the UK’s adult population. Secure shredding services can minimise the risk of confidential information getting into the wrong hands.
Enhance privacy protection – 40% of data breaches suffered by businesses and organisations are due to simple human error. By implementing a shred-all policy, you can significantly reduce the risk of data loss.
Improve legislative compliance – All organisations in the UK have to comply with the 1998 Data Protection Act. Our secure shredding service provides peace of mind and ensures compliance with the law.
Reduce environmental impact – Every document securely destroyed by Shred-it is recycled, improving your organisation`s environmental footprint as well as preventing data theft. Shred-it recycles over 40,000 tonnes of paper in the UK annually.
Secure more than paper – Data theft prevention and information protection is about more than just shredding paper. The concept of a ‘shred all’ policy has to also extend to electronics, hard drives and DVDs, as well as other items such as prototypes, product samples, medical bracelets, cheques, cards and casino chips.
The opportunities for data theft have never been greater and the damage wrought through fines, reputation damage and lost sales never more threatening. Reducing the risk of an expensive and damaging loss of confidential information need not be complicated or costly – especially with the right information theft prevention partner.