Every organisation has a legal responsibility to dispose of confidential material separately from normal waste.
The Data Protection Act 1998 states that data held by an organisation must be kept secure and disposed of safely, ensuring confidential and personal information is destroyed.
If data is not disposed of correctly, organisations can face fines from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) of up to £500,000 for each breach or unlimited fines in case of FSA regulated organisations. The reputation of your organisation could also be irreparably damaged should confidential material find its way out of your hands.
SITA UK provides both off-site (off your premises) and mobile (at your premises) shredding services and a full audit trail so that you can demonstrate full due diligence. We also provide a full range of containers for the secure storage of your confidential waste.
SITA UK’s secure shredding services are:
- Secure - Your confidential materials are handled by our security-vetted (BS7858 standard) and experienced staff. Our vehicles have electro-mechanical immobilisers, are lockable and are tracked. Our shredding facilities are isolated from any other businesses, fitted with CCTV and are fully alarmed.
- Compliant – We ensure full compliance with current legislation and security standards (EN15713).
- Trusted – We have been securely destroying confidential information on behalf of our customers for over 10 years and we are trusted by some of the UK’s most security-conscious organisations, including Government departments, national banks, accountancy firms, solicitors and NHS Trusts.
We securely collect, shred and recycle all paper documents. We also destroy CDs / DVDs, microfiches, disks, uniforms, packaging and audio / video cassettes.
In order to find out if you are taking risks with the management of your confidential information, please ask for a free expert security audit.
You can find out more about how we can help you in our guide to secure collection, shredding and recycling services.
Contact us now to find out more about our secure shredding services or to get a quote.