Spring clean your documents in time for the end of the financial year
As April marks the end of the financial year and the start of Spring, it’s time to clear your work space of all your unused confidential documents!
What documents do I need to shred?
When clearing out your work space, you will probably come across a whole realm of unwanted paperwork and documents.
Documents containing sensitive personal and financial information have legal retention and destruction requirements, therefore it is important you identify the type of documents that need shredding once they are no longer required.
Some examples include:
- Financial statements
Or any documents including:
- Banking information
Why do I need to shred my documents?
Once the retention period of these documents is over, you have a legal obligation under GDPR to destroy any data containing personal information.
Failure to comply with GDPR and the Data Protection Act means you are at risk of data breach and of non-compliance.
Since the new Data Protection Act was enacted in May 2018, nearly 11,000 UK businesses are said to have filed GDPR breach reports with their regulators up to February this year. Fines for businesses who do not correctly dispose of their confidential documents can reach up to £500,000.
Why should you use a data destruction service?
When using a shredding service, you will have all your confidential documents taken care of, from storage boxes to on-site or off-site destruction of your data.
A shredding partner will also help you remain GDPR compliant, as your documents are securely destroyed and are less likely to be lost, misplaced or stolen.
If you’re preparing for a large clear out, Shredded Neat recommend ending your financial year with our one-off purge data destruction service.
We will visit your business in our mobile shredder and shred your documents on-site, or we can collect your documents and bring them back to our high security shredding warehouse, where they are shredded within 72 hours.
This service is best for businesses who need to destroy large volumes of confidential documents in one go. Once the job is completed, we will issue you with your Certificate of Destruction.
Purge away with Shredded Neat’s one-off service, starting from £50.00.
Contact Shredded Neat today
Shredded Neat provide a one-off shredding service to business sectors across the South of England.
We can provide our services within 24 hours of being contacted, and once our job is done, 100% of your shredded materials are recycled.