You may have seen in the news that, following a leak of customer data, Sony received a £250,000 fine due to breaching data protection law. This story highlights the importance of keeping your confidential data safe and secure, proving just how costly data protection breaches can be.
In addition to ensuring your online security is tight and up to date, it’s also essential to destroy any hard copies of confidential documents in a safe, secure fashion. The best way to achieve this is by using a confidential shredding service.
Ecoshred (www.echoshreduk.com) provide such a service throughout the Manchester area and across North West England. They believe specialist shredding services helps minimise the risk of data breaches – therefore minimising the risk of being slapped with an unpleasant fine.
Fast, timely destruction of documents
First of all, using a document shredding service ensures that your documents are destroyed in a timely fashion on a regular basis. Waiting until you or your team “get around to it” can result in it never happening, as chances are you’ll have tasks that you consider more pressing (and less tedious). The longer you leave sensitive documents lying around the office, the more chance they have of being misplaced – and potentially ending up in the hands of fraudsters.
Waste disposal in a secure environment
A confidential shredding service will destroy and dispose of your documents in a safe and secure location, whether that’s on-site on your premises or, in ecoshred’s case, in their specially-equipped vans. If your documents travel too far before they’re destroyed, they’re at risk of going missing or getting intercepted – which can have disastrous, costly consequences.
Trusted operatives keeping your info away from prying eyes
You’ll want to ensure that your sensitive documents are kept out of view of anyone who has no business seeing them. A professional service like ecoshred will ensure all their staff are vigorously background checked and fully trained. What’s more, their staff will never actually see your documents prior to shredding them – so you can rest assured they’ll remain private and confidential until they’re shredded into tiny pieces.
So when it comes to sensitive, confidential and potentially harmful documents and data, leave nothing to chance. If you’re a business in the Manchester or North West area, it’s well worth finding out how ecoshred’s waste disposal services can destroy your documents safely and securely. And it’s not just paper shredding they offer – they can destroy your data discs too.
Find out more at www.echoshreduk.com, or call freephone 0800 612 9595.