Information Security & Document Destruction for Law Firms

Protecting your clients goes far beyond client-counsel confidentiality.

Law firms are warehouses of confidential and private information. It’s a necessity of the profession. But with numerous high-profile breaches in recent years, how firms collect, store, and destroy that information is coming under increased scrutiny – especially since the introduction of the GDPR. 

Protecting your law firm means more than just safeguarding your client’s documents. If you have financial reports, human resource forms, or payroll statements, your practice could be at-risk of fines, lost revenue and the loss of reputation should your confidential information fall into the wrong hands. Shred-it’s range of service from paper shredding to hard drive destruction ensures the security of confidential information and protection of personal data.

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Protecting confidential information isn’t just a best practice, it’s the law!

Law firms possess thousands of records of personal information – whether it’s confidential data of clients, employees, or parties and witnesses in litigation. How your information is collected, stored, handled and destroyed can make-or-break your firm’s reputation. But in an industry that relies on privacy and confidentiality, the reality is that many information breaches occur because of employee error, negligence or poor judgement.

You may be doing everything you can, but one employee accidentally placing a bill of sale into the recycling can undo everything. So, with a quarter of risk stemming from inside your law firm, you need to ensure your partners, clerks and interns know how to confidently identify, handle and securely dispose of confidential information

Here are a few of the key information security laws that apply to law firms.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards

Aims to enhance security for consumers by setting guidelines for any company that accepts, stores, processes, or transmits credit card information. The act focuses on improving payment security throughout the transaction process created by the major payment card brands.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Applies to all companies that handle the personal data of EU residents, including companies that are established outside the EU if they offer goods or services to EU residents or monitor their behaviour.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards

Aims to enhance security for consumers by setting guidelines for any company that accepts, stores, processes, or transmits credit card information. The act focuses on improving payment security throughout the transaction process created by the major payment card brands.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Applies to all companies that handle the personal data of EU residents, including companies that are established outside the EU if they offer goods or services to EU residents or monitor their behaviour.

Learn to recognize the risks.

Most people fail to identify confidential information correctly. While obvious things like depositions or complainant filings are quickly flagged, equally common items like a non-disclosure agreements or demand letters might be missed. If you create, collect, or dispose of these types of documents, you and your firm could be at-risk of an information breach.

  • Client Financial Documents
  • Client Credit Reports
  • Bank Statements
  • Witness Depositions
  • Discovery Documents
  • Personal Financial Statements
  • Client Contracts
  • Personal Records
  • Plaintiff Statements
  • Client Depositions
  • Your Firm’s Financial Statements
  • Police Reports
  • HR Documents

The Shred-it Advantage: Leading in Secure Document Destruction

Shred-it protects organisations' information for their people, customers and brands. With over 30 years of experience, our primary focus on document security helps ensure your confidential information remains confidential. We offer paper, hard drive, and speciality shredding services. 

Service Reliability

With one of the largest shredding fleets in the UK, we are where you are.

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Shred-it UK is an i-SIGMA member, adhering to the stringent security practices and procedures established by the International Secure Information Governance & Management AssociationTM (i-SIGMA®). We keep your information safe.

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Our customers rely on our breadth of solutions, global scale, and unmatched network of resources to protect what matters. We are 100% committed to customer protection and satisfaction.