Data Protection compliance is now a legal requirement
The Data Protection Act 1998 places a legal responsibility on your company to ensure that steps are taken to safeguard information when it is gathered, stored, shared, maintained and disposed of.
The legislation covers all personal data including paper and computer records, CDs and disks, from which a living person can be identified. The possible penalty for not complying with this legislation may result in you being liable to pay compensation to individuals who suffer loss, damage or distress as a result of your actions.
Failure to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 could result in your company being fined up to £500,000 – the majority of companies prosecuted by the Data Protection Registrar are found guilty.
Compliance with the Data Protection Act is of vital importance to protect the reputation of your business.
Using a confidential document destruction service is one of the best ways that business’ can remain compliant with disposing of their sensitive information. This gives you an audit trail so you can prove that you are practising data protection compliance and many services, including our own, includes free of charge secure lockable shredding containers to store your confidential documents in prior to disposal.
So if you’d like peace of mind and a top class compliant service, and would like to find out more please contact our team.