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Is your shredding service protecting you?


Did you know...
If you use a shredding service...
 

The CPNI, the Home Office body responsible for Government document destruction standards, does not approve mobile or off-site shredding services for any documents above the very lowest “Official” classification, due to the threat of accidental loss, espionage, inside attack or theft from site, vehicle, storage or destruction facility.

  • Under GDPR you are still liable for the ultimate security of personal data even though you have passed it to a 3rd party destruction service.
  • Sensitive documents can be left whole in a shredding console with a basic lock for days or weeks at risk of unauthorised access.
  • When consoles are full, confidential documents can be piled on top for anyone to access.
  • Third party operatives could introduce potential virus infection risk.
  • When transferring to a shredding vehicle, documents could be subject to loss, theft or unauthorised viewing.
  • A shredding truck shredding to BS15713 Level 3 at 2,800mm2 produces pieces about half the area of a business card!
  • A non-specific “Certificate of Destruction” will not protect you from your data protection obligations and the potential fines, publicity and loss of reputation of a data breach.
  • You are possibly spending 5 times more over 5 years than by using your own in-house shredders.

The Stages of Risk: The Difference Between In-house Shredding vs Shredding


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Have you recently audited your shredding service from end to end to see how secure it is? With the return to offices about to happen in the next few weeks and months, now would be a good time to do this. Most people are shocked at what they find!

We can help – talk to us about how we can help you be more secure, implement an effective document security policy and save money using HSM shredding solutions.

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Do you really know what you're getting from your shredding service?


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Is it secure enough?

Most shredding trucks shred to around 15-20 times bigger than an office cross-cut machine. Unauthorised access to whole sensitive documents in shredding consoles is a real risk.

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Does it protect you?

Certificates of Destruction are generic and don't specify individual documents. If there is a data breach, they can't protect you against GDPR fines.

SIMSIs it too expensive?

Those seemingly small monthly costs per console soon start to add up. Shredding Services typically cost 5 times as much over 5 years than an in-house solution.

SIMSDoes it expose you to unnecessary Covid risk?

How many buildings has the person who is emptying your consoles have been in and out of in the past week?

 

Do you really know what you're getting from your shredding service?


Use appropriate levels of shredding security
Immediately destroy and render documents secure at point of use
Savings of up to 80% over 5 years

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us to find out more about data security and HSM shredders

 

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