Everyone makes mistakes. But in today’s competitive business world, there are some wrong moves you simply can’t afford to make. Failing to comply with the Data Protection Act can result in a severe financial penalty, not to mention serious damage to your reputation. Thankfully, shredding and destruction services are committed to disposing of your sensitive documents safely, securely and legally – so you can focus on growing your business instead of paying off fines.
Why should you get your documents professionally shredded?
Considering how serious the consequences of failing to comply with the Data Protection Act are, you’ll want to make sure you don’t make any costly mistakes. Here are a few reasons why you should consider getting your confidential documents professionally shredded.
Getting it wrong could sink your business.
Businesses which fail to comply with the Data Protection Act face hefty fines. It’s your legal responsibility to protect the confidential information you hold on customers, suppliers and employees. The Information Commissioner’s Office has the power to hand out a fine of up to £500,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. For many businesses, it would be impossible to continue trading after such a heavy financial blow.
Shredding helps you to comply.
The Data Protection Act requires you to employ a data destruction service to dispose of any confidential documents which you no longer need. This applies to CDs, floppy discs and other media as well as paperwork. Many companies – including some self-storage businesses – provide a professional shredding service which will help you to comply with the Data Protection Act.
No one wants to do business with a company which has failed to protect its clients’ confidentiality. Financial penalties aside, failing to comply with the Data Protection Act won’t do much for your credibility – which is why following the law is so important in today’s business world.
Being investigated can be frustrating, especially when you know you’ve done nothing wrong. The Information Commissioner’s Office has the power to carry out a compulsory audit of your business to check that you have been complying with the Data Protection Act. If you use a professional shredding service, you will be given a certificate, which will make it much easier to prove that you haven’t broken the law.
Don’t become a target for criminals.
Fraudsters and conmen across the UK target businesses which fail to keep their documents secure. Paying for your confidential information to be professionally shredded will protect you from criminals.
Glasgow shredding and self-storage facility: here to safely and securely shred your documents
Give GTW a call if you have sensitive documents which you need to be professionally shredded, in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Not only are we a storage facility in Glasgow, but we also provide a comprehensive shredding and destruction service. What’s more, we’ll pick your documents up from Glasgow city centre. Call our team today on 0141 221 4727 for a chat about our shredding and destruction service.