Here at Box-it North West, we’re ever the advocates of securely destroying all old files, not just sensitive ones. However, with new legislation incoming and the end of the tax year fast approaching it is crucial now more than ever to make sure you are not only disposing of your secure documents, but also tracking what you shred, too. In other words, you need a record such as a Certificate of Destruction to prove that specific records have been destroyed in the appropriate manner.
Why not just throw it away? We could imagine it’s a common question here at Box-it North West as the importance of shredding important documents is often overlooked and discredited as unimportant.
The truth is however, not shredding your documents leaves you open to a wide range of security breaches, fraudulent threats and other nasties. In short – it’s always best to shred.
The benefits of keeping your sensitive documents safe and secure at work is one thing, but did you know that you may actually be breaking the law if you do not have sufficient security protocols in place?
It’s 5 o’clock and you’ve finished work for the day – no need to worry about anything anymore, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and even when you’re not at work, it’s still important that you have security measures in place to ensure that your sensitive work documents are kept safe and secure at all times.