Are you ready for GDPR?
If the answer is yes, then well done. But for many, GDPR is not a priority, they say. That’s fine, but at the time of writing this, there are only 101 days to go until the new EU regulations come into force.
Why does GDPR affect me?
GDPR effects any organisation that holds and processes paper based documents.
Research from the ICO in 2016 showed that 40% of data security incidents in the UK were related to paper:
- 19% Data posted or faxed to the wrong recipient
- 14% Loss or theft of paperwork
- 4% Data left in insecure location
- 3% Insecure disposal of paperwork
In 2017 there was an increase of 20% in loss or theft of paperwork.
What should I do to get GDPR ready?
Using paper shredding services to destroy documents protects the reputation of your organisation. Minimise the risk of loss or theft of paperwork by actively destroying paper based documents you no longer need. That includes paper documents with any customer or personal details on them. If you or your business cannot be accountable to being being asked why you have personal details or company documents stored, then you should destroy them, or face the consequences.
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