ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD SHRED DOCUMENTS
We it makes sense that Schools, Colleges and University’s should have in place a document destruction policy and service.
Educational establishments produce a lot of data, the sheer volume of data produced means that mis-classification of what is or isn’t confidential is a common problem.By adopting a robust document destruction service, these risks can be mitigated. At The Shred Centre we recommend that all office areas and staff rooms should have a secure disposal facility, and that all paper produced in these areas should be disposed of in this facility.In summary Principle 7 of the Data Protection Act states;”Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.”Enforcement decisions are based on the principle of “reasonable measures”, meaning that the disposal route data must be proportional to the impact it can have.The nature of Education establishment means that significant personal data is held on both Students and Staff (DBS checks etc).
We believe that a professional destruction service, is the only reasonable measure by which such data should be destroyed. Our service mitigates risk and provides waste transfer and destruction documentation to each institution we help secure.
Guidance for Education Establishments on Information Rights Obligations
The video below from the Information Commissioners Office, outlines the Obligations of education establishments in regards to information governance.