The majority of businesses will have a substantial amount of secure information that is stored confidentially and then needs to be destroyed. For some businesses this may be largely in paper form, however more and more businesses are moving towards only storing data digitally. However, this means that companies must be careful to diligently dispose of any media that they are no longer using – whether this is hard drives, DVDs or CDs, or other storage devices such as SIM cards or USB memory sticks.
Responsibility towards customers
Whatever the medium, businesses handling customer data are legally required to comply with data protection legislation within the UK. Failure to do so can lead to significant long-term damage to your business and also your customer. If data stored is not disposed of properly, then this data could be found and used maliciously by a third party. Not only can this result in legal consequences and hefty fines and compensation to pay, but long term brand and reputation damage.
Shred-on-Site’s media destruction service
Just as with shredding confidential paper documents, it is vital that other forms of media are destroyed sufficiently. Shred-on-site knows this, which is why they offer secure media destruction services to businesses as well as paper shredding. From X-Rays to video or cassette tapes, Shred-on-Site guarantees complete destruction so that any data contained on the media is unrecoverable.
How we work
Shred-on-Site can guarantee the complete destruction of your media, and they provide customers with a certificate of destruction after the process. We can collect on a one-off occasion or make regular collections depending on the level of service that you require. We offer a fully EN 15713:2009 compliant and accredited service. This means that you can rest assured that all of your confidential data remains private and you stay compliant with UK legislation.
Give Shred-on-Site a call today on 0800 1814 4106 to find out how they can help with your media destruction requirements.
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