Is Your Confidential Data At Risk?
How a Shredding Service Can Plug Your Leaks…
No matter what business you’re in, you’ll have data and documents that mustn’t get into the wrong hands. Even if your computer security is a digital Fort Knox, don’t forget that there are other, more old-fashioned ways for information to leak out.
Ecoshred (www.ecoshreduk.com) are trusted experts in secure waste disposal and confidential document shredding, providing services across Manchester, Liverpool and North West England. Here’s their overview of just some of the ways information could escape from your business – and how using a shredding service could ensure it doesn’t.
Why you should shred… customer details
If you don’t destroy these documents, it could have serious ramifications for your customers, whose details could be used for identity fraud. And it could have expensive consequences for your business – if you’re found in breach of the Data Protection Act, you could be liable for a fine of up to £500,000. Best to ensure that any hard copies of customer contact and payment details are thoroughly destroyed as promptly as possible.
Why you should shred… business memos
Industrial espionage may sound like something that only happens in films, but think about it. If you have confidential documents detailing business strategies lying around, a disgruntled employee or burglar may leak them to a competitor. Shred such memos to minimise the risk of them getting into the wrong hands.
Why you should shred… your company’s financial information
Documents containing sensitive company financial details could be used to defraud your business, whether it’s to steal funds directly from your account or to assume the identity of your business to illegally obtain goods and services. Once you’re legally able to do so, shred all documents showing financial details – and shred expired company credit cards and chequebooks too.
Why you should shred… data CDs and DVDs
Of course, it’s not only paper documents we need to be careful with these days. While hard drives and other computer equipment need to be safely destroyed by IT experts, if you have confidential data stored on discs these can also be destroyed by a shredding service.
Why you should shred… with ecoshred
If you’re based in Manchester, Liverpool or anywhere else in the North West, and you need paper shredding, document shredding and CD or DVD disposal, ecoshred can help. They can shred your documents on-site or in their specially equipped vehicles, giving you the time to get on with your day job and assurance that any potential leak is plugged before the data starts to flow out of it.
And don’t worry about staples, paperclips or even binders and folders – ecoshred’s powerful shredders can destroy it all, safely, securely and in a way that doesn’t harm the environment. They’ll even supply you with a certificate showing how much energy you’ve saved – great from a CSR perspective.
Find out more at www.ecoshreduk.com.