Don’t Fall Foul of the GDPR with Your Waste Disposal

If you run a business, you probably don’t need an explanation of what the GDPR is. The new European data protection legislation has caused quite a stir and has meant that many companies have had to overhaul their data processes.

The GDPR has been brought in to bring data protection law up to date so that it is effective in the modern age of big data. Today, we see the processing of mass information and a world that is increasingly interconnected via the internet.

However, the new legislation applies to any personal data that a company holds, in whatever form. So personal data in physical form, such as paper invoices, also falls under the GDPR and needs to be treated confidentially.

Have Confidential Documents Destroyed by Professionals

The proper deletion or destruction of personal data plays a big part in the GDPR. Hiring a qualified waste disposal company to destroy confidential documents and materials properly means your documents will be fully destroyed without any risk of data breach.

Willshee’s has over 30 years’ experience in waste disposal, including the destruction of confidential waste. We are fully accredited with all relevant ISO certifications and offer an expert, professional service.

Don’t Risk Data Breaches from Transit

Where you are transporting confidential materials, there is always the risk of a data breach occurring. A middle man moving your confidential documents to the waste disposal unit can lead to human error or even the malicious theft of data. Don’t allow that to happen.

Willshee’s will come and collect the waste that needs destroying, right from your door. That way, you know that sensitive data is always in safe hands and be dealt with appropriately. We arrange to pick the materials up at a time that works for you, to cause minimum disruption to your day.

Be Ready to Prove Your Compliance

The GDPR is all about transparency and accountability. You need to have set procedures for the processing of data and be able to prove that you have complied with all the regulations. You must be able to access personal data upon request and demonstrate that it is stored securely. But you also need to prove that information has been destroyed where required.

Once Willshee’s has disposed of your confidential documents, we will provide you with a certificate of destruction. This helps you to demonstrate you compliance with the GDPR should you be subject to any inspections.

Let Willshee’s Help

As you can see, using our professional waste disposal services can be a great help with your data protection and your compliance with the GDPR. For further information, see our confidential waste recycling page. If you would like to learn more about how we could help, then please get in touch with us on 01283 702 340 or sales@willshees.co.uk.

However, please note that this article seeks to inform and does not constitute legal advice, as we are not legal experts. Each company must take their own responsibility for GDPR compliance. For more information, try consulting the ICO’s Guide to the GDPR.

4th July 2018



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