You are probably aware back on 25th May 2018 tighter regulations came in to effect, significantly updating the current 1998 Data Protection Act.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) means the huge changes to data protection that take in to account the ever changing world of data security and ALL businesses, whether big or small, need to be ready. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals and businesses within the European Union. GDPR also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU
The biggest changes are how personal data and sensitive personal data is dealt with by organisations who have such information. This includes how long such information is stored for and how such information is destroyed.
If you have redundant IT equipment with staff or customers details still stored on hard drives or cupboards full of paper archive, you need to think how you deal with it.
Failure of legal compliance with destruction of such details can now mean heavy fines for a company of 4% of annual turnover let alone prison for directors and or data controllers.
Please use our contact form on how we can help with on site hard drive destruction or paper shredding.