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Any and all businesses in St Albans should prioritise shredding and document destruction now and into the future if they’re to do all they can to prevent data breaches and protect their customers and members of staff.

The cost of an information breach can spiral very quickly, costing companies millions if they’re not careful – so it’s vital that confidential information is kept as safe and secure as possible, in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.

Shredding of sensitive data is, therefore, a must – particularly in the days of GDPR when a data breach can end up costing a business very dearly indeed. Even if you only have a small amount of confidential waste, you still need to make sure that you’re disposing of it in the appropriate way so as to eliminate the risk of a breach.

Eventually, all documentation will no longer be required by a company and keeping hold of this paperwork for too long can actually put you at risk of non-compliance with data protection regulations. This is why it’s so important that you have a process in place at work for not just document disposal but also for how long your documents are stored for.

You also need to have peace of mind that your documents are completely destroyed and that fraudsters are unable to get their hands on them. While you might think that putting paperwork in the bin counts as being disposed of, you’re making it incredibly easy for criminals to access this private data, which could have serious repercussions for your business.

And it’s not just paperwork that you need to worry about. You also need to have a process in place for destroying media like hard drives, CDs and so on, as well as old uniforms with logos on them and other items of clothing – and it’s unlikely that you have the facilities at your place of business to carry out destruction of this kind of material.

Here at Avena Confidential, we specialise in creating tailored systems for the destruction of sensitive data. We provide our customers with the Securall System assists with compliance with GDPR, protecting you from possible fines and the embarrassment of a data protection breach.

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