So Group | Shredding

27.02.2014

Our work is your Rubbish

What should you Shred? We are often asked about what we can take care of. We find the best route to take to provide an answer is to look at what the Data Protection Act 1998 covers.

The Data Protection Act covers a wide variety of information including data held on customers, employees and suppliers.

All business sectors, and the public sector, collect and store information on these groups of people, no matter what size the business is. As a results, all organisations have a responsibility to store and dispose of that information securely.

As you may know, failure to dispose of such information in a secure manner could result in a breach of the Data Protection Act, and potentially lead to fines of up to £500,000 by the Information Commissioners Office.

What can be destroyed by shredding?

  • invoices
  • employee application forms
  • employee records
  • ID cards and badges
  • CCTV tapes and CDs
  • uniforms and PPE equipment
  • company letterhead
  • business cards
  • brochures, flyers, leaflets
  • diaries
  • marketing plans
  • business plans and budgets
  • financial accounts
  • printed letters
  • CDs, USBs, floppy disks
  • microfiche
  • branded goods
  • damaged or faulty goods
  • used notebooks
  • customer databases - printed
  • customer databases - electronic
  • hard drives
  • reports
  • receipts
  • bills
  • medical records and notes
  • dental records
  • contracts and order forms
  • student and pupil records
  • supplier records
  • photographs and negatives
  • client service logs
  • case files

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