Data Protection Confidential Shredding

July 20, 2017

With the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), organisations are expected to be fully compliant with the new rules by 25th May 2018. It has never been more important to ensure that your business is fully compliant when it comes to data protection regulations.

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According to Data IQ, “Personal data” is defined in both the Directive and the GDPR as any information relating to a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person.”

Although businesses and organisations have always had a responsibility under the Data Protection Act 1998 to protect client data, under the new GDPR the penalties for not doing so are dramatically higher. The current maximum fine is £500,000 and the new penalties will reach an upper limit of €20 million or 4% or annual global turnover, whichever is higher.

An important part of data protection is ensuring all confidential materials are disposed of in an appropriate manner. We can arrange the shredding and destruction of all confidential material. The confidential waste receptacles are locked and tamper-proof.  At aZtec, we understand just how important this is to your organisation. The shredding happens on site in front of you and once complete you will receive a Certificate of Destruction.

If you would like complete peace of mind when it comes to the destruction of confidential and sensitive material, you can trust aZtec. To discuss your requirements, please get in touch on 01525 216330 or contact us via email.

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