Whether it’s disposing of sensitive data in paper documents or stored on old IT equipment, CAS can help you with your data disposal needs.
Most organisations these days collect and store large quantities of highly sensitive data about customers, clients, service users and staff. But they don’t always think carefully about their data protection responsibilities. This is essential, particularly when it comes to shredding documents, or getting rid of old or obsolete IT equipment.
Protecting confidential data
If you fail to look after any confidential personal information adequately it could get into the wrong hands. Apart from the consequent damage to an organisation’s reputation, you might receive an unlimited fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office. This would certainly include instances where data had been lost due to documents or IT equipment not being properly disposed of. And with the forthcoming implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across Europe in 2018; any organisation which collects and stores personal information is going to have to be even more firmly on top of this.
The task of organisations in keeping information safe and secure is becoming ever larger. Many organisations have more devices than ever on their asset register, due to the moving from PCs to mobile devices. Safeguarding data on all these devices once the equipment reaches the end of its life is becoming a logistical nightmare.
So, what makes CAS’s data disposal services so good?
All documents are double shredded in accordance with data protection requirements. The shredded paper pulp is then securely recycled according to the highest possible environmental standards. As for your old IT equipment, we can handle anything from old or unwanted hard drives mobile phones and PDAs to magnetic media including tapes, optical media (CDs/DVDs, Blu-ray), credit and identity cards and USB sticks. All of these media are shredded into tiny particles. This makes data recovery impossible – and all are also disposed of to the highest environmental standards (read more here >).
As with all of CAS’s services, we’re completely flexible, meaning that you don’t need to sign any contracts with us. We can work with you whether you require weekly collections for secure shredding, or a single office clear-out. We provide security and confidentiality, and all our disposal services carry industry-leading ISO accreditation. We are also renowned for our high environmental standards. We collect your items using low CO2 vehicles and transport them to one of our energy-efficient, secure destruction facilities.
We’ll be keeping you up to date on various aspects of the GDPR in future blogs. But in the meantime, if you’ve got any questions about data disposal, give one of the CAS team a call on 0845 50 50 003.
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CAS provides comprehensive and secure document digitisation, information storage and facilities management services. For more than 20 years CAS have worked with NHS Trusts, Financial Services providers, and corporate and private clients. Our head office is just four miles from the City of London, supported by our advanced storage centres across the UK. CAS has an impressive array of International certifications (ISOs), which prove our compliance with the strictest national, European and international laws. They also demonstrate our commitment to innovative around security, confidentiality and quality control. Keeping your files safe and well managed.