The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and if your business doesn’t comply then you could face a large fine imposed by the ICO. GDPR applies to all organisations processing the personal data of individuals, in both electronic and physical formats.
Research from the ICO revealed that over 40% of UK data security incidents in 2017 were attributed to paper documents.
If you fail to ensure proper procedures are in place then you pose a high risk to your business – under GDPR you are liable if a data breach leads to an individual’s information being stolen.
Because of the new legislation you could still be at risk even if you’re already using a standard office shredder. An ordinary strip-cut shredder may not be shredding to a high enough standard.
B&M shreds all material in accordance with the BS 15713 standard – 16mm cross-cut.
To reduce potential risks to your business, and take the responsibility away from your staff, the most secure service is to use our locked consoles for storing all potentially sensitive paper waste.
Our uniformed operatives, vetted to BS 7858, will visit each console and remove the full sacks and replace each one with an empty bag. We can then offer an on-site or off-site shredding service for your confidential material. Either way you will receive an electronic Certificate of Destruction as proof that can be held for audit purposes.
Using B&M also reduces your environmental impact because we recycle 100% of paper waste.