“It handles paperclips, staples, disks and credit cards,” added Philip James, Director at Shredsec. “So our customers don’t need to worry about sorting their material before collection.”
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has criticised local government’s attitude towards protecting personal data, after four local councils were issued civil monetary penalties.
Leeds City Council was served a monetary penalty of £95,000, Plymouth City Council £60,000 and Devon County Council £90,000 after separate incidents saw details of child care cases sent to the wrong recipients, while the London Borough of Lewisham was issued a penalty of £70,000 after social work papers were left on a train.
The penalties mean that nineteen local councils have now received monetary penalties for breaching the Data Protection Act, totalling £1,885,000.
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said:
“We are fast approaching two million pounds worth of monetary penalties issued to UK councils for breaching the Data Protection Act, with nineteen councils failing to have the most straightforward of procedures in place
“It would be far too easy to consider these breaches as simple human error. The reality is that they are caused by councils treating sensitive personal data in the same routine way they Continue Reading →
We’ve added a Shredsec Secure Shredding leaflet in PDF format that you can download from our site.
When you appoint a shredding company to handle your confidential documents, it is important to make sure they are licensed by the Environment Agency.
Shredsec Ltd is licensed as an Upper Tier Carrier and our license number is CB/FE5453FN. You can view information about the requirements for a license on the Environment Agency’s website.
The license means we have legal permission to carry waste under the Waste Regulations 2011.
The nature of security shredding means that it is a specialist area of confidential waste disposal. Whether your organisation is a small local charity, an SME or a large corporation with offices across the globe, Shredsec treats your security shredding with the same meticulous processes that enable your data to be securely destroyed.
When you choose Shredsec as your secure shredding company, you will be partnering a specialist in document destruction. We are experienced in handling confidential waste and specialise in a rigorous processing regime that ensures none of your Continue Reading →
When your documents are shredded, it is important that the type of shredding carried out is appropriate for the kind of document you are seeking to destroy.
There are six standards for the security levels of shredders in accordance with DIN 32757, the European standard for paper shredder security. They start at Continue Reading →
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