Why Use a Shredding Service?

Confidential shredding services and secure document destruction services for confidential waste are increasingly in demand, as more and more organisations recognise the importance of data protection and are keen to be acting in line with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

In accordance with your retention policy, when your documents or records reach the end of their life cycle, they will require disposing of securely, with a full chain of custody to demonstrate GDPR compliance.

FDA UK offer a choice of confidential shredding services for businesses in West Sussex and East Hampshire and Surrey, including one-off bulk collection and shredding services and a regular scheduled collection and shredding service in West Sussex and East Hampshire and Surrey. Our confidential shredding services include the collection and destruction of sensitive or confidential data and documentation to certify destruction and demonstrate GDPR compliance.

Why is paper shredding important for GDPR compliance?

While electronic data security is high on the agenda for many businesses, the risks associated with processing paper documents shouldn’t be underestimated. Research by the ICO in 2016 found that 40% of UK data security incidents were attributed to paper. This included:

• 19% Data posted/ faxed to wrong recipient
• 14% Loss/theft of paper work
• 4% Data left in insecure location
• 3% Insecure disposal of paperwork

A key component of data security is the responsible disposal of paper-based records. Unshredded documents can be read by anyone, which can lead to sensitive information being breached. Shredding is a secure way of ensuring confidential data can’t fall into the wrong hands.

Why Outsource Your Shredding?

Compliance: In the event of a data breach, your organisation’s data destruction policy will be under scrutiny and an audit trail for each step of your data can prove compliance with the GDPR.

By choosing a professional confidential shredding company, such as FDA UK, you’ll receive a full data audit trail for your confidential waste, giving you peace of mind that you’re acting responsibly and in line with current data protection legislation.

Productivity: Shredding is time consuming and impacts productivity in the workplace. We can provide regular shredding collections for businesses in West Sussex and East Hampshire and Surrey and to make it easier you don’t need to remove your documents from ring binders or remove any binding prior to shredding.

If you’re based in West Sussex and East Hampshire and Surrey and would like to talk to us about our confidential shredding services, then contact us today by completing the enquiry form on call 01243 535 209.

FDA UK Ltd is a document management and shredding company in Chichester. We can provide your business with scanning and online document management solutions, secure online and off-site document storage, fireproof storage, and shredding and confidential document destruction services.