Data Protection Compliance

27.02.2014

Data Protection Act - Are you compliant?

We feel it is a duty of ours to ensure that you are up to date with the Data Protection Act 1998. This replaces the previous 1984 Act and gives legal rights to individuals in respect of confidentiality of their personal data, including paper and computer records.

The seventh Principle

A business must take appropriate measures against accidental loss, destruction or damage to personal data and against unauthorised or unlawful processing of the data.

There are unlimited fines for companies which fail to do so and repeated breaches can even result in imprisonment of company directors! So, this is a matter that we take seriously.

Protecting your Business

It actually makes commercial sense to ensure that a wide range of data and materials are protected and disposed of carefully. Printed letterheads, discarded uniforms, ID cards can all be used to gain an advantage, or even to gain access to your premises.

You will already be aware of the direct financial impact that fraud may have on your business.

Following this there is the indirect cost of your reputation and the associated bad publicity.

How to Comply

In order for you to be fully compliant with the Data Protection Act, you must have a written contract with a company capable of handling your confidential waste, which can provide a guarantee that all aspects of collection and destruction are carried out in a secure and compliant manner.

Is it a coincidence that we are telling you this?

Ideally you should choose a supplier which complies with the new European Standard BS EN 15713:2009 for security shredding and also the BS7858 standard for staff vetting.

ID Fraud

Does it surprise you that ID fraud is one of the UK's fastest growing crimes. By employing a professional approved contractor you can help to encourage a culture of care within your organisation with regards to how data materials and equipment is disposed of.

This approach will benefit both your company and your customers.

SO is fully compliant with all current legalisation for confidential information shredding and can give your business peace of mind that your confidential information won't fall into the wrong hands.

We already know your requirements and are already waiting for your call 023 8026 5254.

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