What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is EU legislation for the protection of Personal Data.
Why do we need it?
It is an effort to tackle inconsistencies in data security throughout Europe and to bring data protection up to date with rapid technology developments. According to GOV.UK 46% of UK Business experienced a cyber-attack in 2016.
What about Brexit?
It applies to any business working within the EU or with data of it’s citizens. The UK Government has stated compliance with GDPR is good practice for British Business, so it is not going away anywhere soon.
What happens if my business does not comply?
GDPR gives citizens control over the data held by companies. The ICO (Information Commissioners Office) will introduce strict fines if it is not taken seriously of up to 4% of your turnover or 20 million Euros.
Financial matters aside imagine the damage to your business reputation.
How can S4B help?
All confidential paper waste should be securely shredded by a Competent and Compliant Company.
Even if paper is shredded in your Office it still needs to be removed by a Contractor with a Waste Carriers Licence.
So why not cut out the hassle and the time and use S4B on a regular or irregular basis.
Regular document destruction helps prevent Identity Theft, protects your Customers, Employees and it will give you space and, you will be complying with GDPR.
- S4B can also help with IT Destruction securely destroying any hard drives or data stored on devices
- Our work is fully compliant and it is always accompanied with a Certificate of Confidential Destruction
We are fully accredited with ISO9001 and ISO14001 and are registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).
Contact S4B today about document destruction that complies with GDPR.