Data Protection Compliance Confidential Shredding
In the UK businesses are obliged to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC legislation. Legally we are required to ensure that we have in place appropriate organisational and technical measures to ensure that no unlawful loss, damage or use personal data occurs.
A regular and confidential shredding service demonstrates that a business takes data protection seriously.
At The Shred Centre we ensure that this can be demonstrated through robust and documented practices and include as standard for all of our clients who have a regular shredding service, the following:
- Signed contract outlining agreement
- Service in line with EN15713 (European Standard for Information Destruction)
- Written Information Destruction Manual
- Signed non-disclosure agreement
- Waste transfer note upon each collection
- Destruction note after each completed service
- Annual facility audit report
- Annual duty of care document
- On-line payment account to track invoices
Incorporating the above steps in to our regular service, ensures that are not only secure in practice but also have a strong auditable document trail to demonstrate the measures they have taken over time.
In addition to the need to ensure legislative compliance in respect to data protection, some industries are need to ensure that they have measures in place to satisfy regulatory bodies who have requirements in place for their members to adhere to. Below is a list of some, but not all of the regulatory bodies who have in place requirements for their members to meet in relation to data protection.
- The Solicitors Regulatory Authority
- The Financial Conduct Authority
- The Care Quality Commission
Those regulated by the above are compelled to adhere to the standards of their regulators or risk serious sanctions, having a robust, documented and regular shredding service demonstrates commitment to this end.
To discuss implementing a complaint service, please give us a call today 0333 360 1084 or contact us via the button on the right.