Ever since the implementation of the new Data Protection Act 2018, It’s now more important than ever to ensure that your business is handling confidential information correctly. This covers a range of details, from storing client or customer information appropriately, handling the data itself, to destroying it responsibly.
What are the consequences of failing to comply with GDPR?
Not complying with the Data Protection Act can damage the reputation of your company, not to mention facing huge fines of up to £500,000 and potential imprisonment. If you have sensitive information and confidential material within your offices, it is vital that the disposal of this confidential waste is carried out securely and efficiently to ensure you don’t suffer from a data breach. Sensitive information ending up in the wrong hands can lead to:
- Credit card fraud
- Fake applications for financial purposes
- Mortgage fraud
What type of information needs confidential waste disposal?
It’s important that your business understands what type of information is considered sensitive and confidential. If you’re unsure as to what exactly counts as confidential under the new laws, we encourage you to take a look at the information provided by the government around the new GDPR Act.
In the meantime, we’ve put together a handy list to ensure you understand some of the common materials that are classed as confidential.
- Payroll Information
- Payroll Statements
- Supplier/customer Invoices
- Customer lists
- Client contracts
- Personal information – name, address, phone number, email
- New product information
- Client reports
- Account numbers
- Credit information
If your business stores information of this kind, you must dispose of it carefully and completely.
Companies are constantly keeping and updating confidential information on their clients and customers. Here at Wasteaway Nationwide, we offer a range of services to help you keep your high standards of business. Our confidential waste disposal service is perfect if you’re looking to get rid of sensitive data in a convenient and cost-effective way. We also help to keep your company working towards its environmental targets and aim to recycle all non-contaminated waste in keeping with the ISO 141001 accreditation.
Clearing out an office doesn’t just mean the disposal of confidential material but a range of different aspects. If your business has decided to upgrade its premises, or if you’re moving to a different location altogether, our wide range of services help you every step of the way, from handy skip hire to commercial property clearance. If you’re wanting to see how Wasteaway Nationwide can help your business, get in touch now.
Call us to learn more on 0330 122 8822