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One-off vs. Ongoing Secure Destruction

With the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in full swing, it is important to securely destroy paper files which have passed their retention lifecycle, as well as electronic data stored on redundant IT/media devices.

If your business does not have a secure destruction process in place, you risk a data breach, resulting in business-crippling GDPR non-compliance fines. This blog offers a comparison between a one-off shredding service and ongoing secure destruction to help you decide which service suits your businesses’ needs.

One-off Secure Destruction

  • Ideal for periodic clean-outs or if a large volume of documents/media needs shredding
  • Free secure destruction bags provided* – just fill them up and uniformed, security-checked ADDS staff collect them at a convenient time
  • Strict chain of custody
  • Secure shredding offsite
  • Receive a Certificate of Destruction

Ongoing Secure Destruction

  • Ideal if you need to shred documents/media on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis to protect your unwanted sensitive documents
  • Secure destruction consoles placed in your office, locked at all times
  • Schedule a weekly, fortnightly or monthly collection by uniformed, security-checked ADDS staff
  • Strict chain of custody
  • Secure shredding offsite
  • Receive a Certificate of Destruction

Having a secure destruction process in place will give you peace of mind that your confidential documents are protected and destroyed beyond recognition. If you would like further information about one-off destruction or ongoing destruction, just email filequeen@archivestorage.net for a free consultation.

*ADDS provides free-of-charge destruction sacks, but we charge for the collection and secure destruction of the contents of the sacks.

Natasha Rawley The File Queen: Expert in Record & Information Management, LPM Columnist.

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