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Secure Shredding Services for Government & Public Services

When you are appointed by the public to provide government services, you are entrusted to protect the confidentiality of their private information. As a government organisation, there is legislation and regulations, practices and procedures to help ensure the security of your information.

Yet, of the ICO’s personal data breaches recorded between January and June 2019, 16% of all personal data breaches were reported within central and local government [1]. Resulting in monumental fines and reputational damage.

Owing to numerous high-profile data breaches, how government bodies and public organisations, store and destroy confidential information is coming under increased scrutiny – especially since the introduction of the GDPR.

Secure paper shredding and data destruction is now more important than ever and with a range of services, Shred-it is here to help ensure your organisation remains compliant and keeps data protected.

The prognosis isn’t good.


of all UK businesses reported a data breach incident to the ICO in the last 12 months

Source: Atomic Research (May 2020)

Services we typically recommend Government organisations.

  • On-demand Shredding

    Clears out the clutter that can build up when storing financial records with a one-off shredding service.
  • Speciality Shredding

    Destroys everything from old uniforms to departmental training manuals.


of Ministry of Justice data breaches were attributable to the loss of devices, equipment, or paper files

Source: Public Technology - (2017/18)

Protect your data with our secure shredding services.

In an industry that relies on protecting the public’s data, the reality is that many information breaches occur because of employee error, negligence or poor judgement. In fact, 24% of all data breaches are said to be caused as a result of employee error [4].

So, with a quarter of risk arising internally, employees need to know how to confidently identify, handle and securely dispose of confidential data. Our services have been designed to meet the complex needs of government organisations, in order to reduce the responsibility placed upon employees.

Shred-it can provide you with a comprehensive information security solution to keep all of your confidential information secure, wherever it may be found. With a large, national footprint and multiple locations, we are where you are.

Don't risk an information breach.

Any department or ministry that creates, collects, handles, stores and disposes of private and confidential information has legal requirements and regulations governing that data.

Whether it’s employee documents, financial reports, or information about individual citizens, the laws designed to protect personal privacy come with strict rules and strong fines. We can help you stay compliant.

GDPR compliance: don't become a statistic.

Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, reported data breaches have surged by two-thirds, resulting in significant fines and subsequent reputational damage [5].

41% of UK consumers claim they will never return to a business that has had a data breach [6].

Ensure GDPR compliance, avoid fines and protect the reputation of your business with our world-class paper shredding and data destruction services.

[1] – Egress
[4] – 2019 Cost of a Data Breach – Ponemon Institute
[5] – Information Commissioner’s Office
[6] – Business Wire


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