Document Shredding Liverpool
Topwood offers secure on-site data shredding in the Merseyside area on a weekly basis. Unwanted paper documents and electronic data are destroyed in our mobile shredders at your premises. Once you have witnessed the destruction, a Certificate of Destruction is issued. All waste is taken for recycling to be made into used products so our shredding service is both secure and sustainable.
With shred trucks in the Sefton, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Bootle and Prescot area, Topwood are well positioned to serve the surrounding areas of Merseyside.
Secure Shredding in Liverpool & Merseyside
“Hundreds of trainee doctors’ addresses and other personal details were accidentally posted on a Merseyside hospital trust’s website in a “shocking” blunder.”
“There is a risk anyone searching for a particular doctor on the internet may have been able to find their mobile number, national insurance number, workplace, email and home address, according to the Health Service Journal.
Almost 500 trainee doctors were affected, and it is not known how long the spreadsheet containing the data was available online before it was taken down.
Read the full story in the Liverpool Echo
The NHS security breach reinforces the need to conduct data mapping to identify where the organisation is processing data and which individuals have access to personal data.
With the new GDPR regulations that came into effect in May 2018 organisations in Liverpool and Merseyside need to have processes in place to enable individuals to have the ‘right to be forgotten’.
As part of the data mapping process, organisations are required to monitor all 3rd party data processors like shredding and storage companies as they come into contact and have access to individuals’ data and information.
On-site shredding is the safest option, and could result in huge time and cost savings as well as improve your organisation’s compliance to be in line with the new GDPR regulations to come into effect 25th May 2018. If you are currently using off-site shredding, make the switch now to on-site to improve your security at NO EXTRA COST.
We will supply you with shredding receptacles to match your office furniture FREE on loan, to ensure safe storage of your confidential documents. These shredding receptacles will be emptied by our security vetted staff upon arrive and shredded on-site in our high security mobile shred trucks. Topwood shredding receptacles include shred sacks, consoles, wheelie bins and media destruction consoles.
Our shred trucks are also equipped for media destruction in the Liverpool and Merseyside area too. Or dual shredders allow our mobile shred trucks to destruct video tapes, CD’s, hard drives, and other electronic media in the same visit as your regular document shredding service.
Topwood is an ISO 27001 accredited business, so our on-site shredding services ensure a high security destruction process to standard EN15713, with security vetted staff to BS7858. If your data destruction company doesn’t obtain these security standards, you should consider reviewing your data disposal policies to confirm you are complaint with the new GDPR regulations.
CASE STUDY – Merseyside Based College
Topwood reviewed the data destruction processes from a Merseyside based College.
A gap analysis showed there were significant potential for data breaches in their current set up.
Please see our guide on how the key weaknesses were identified and the corrective measures taken.
Our shred trucks have a capacity of over five tonnes for on-site purges and bulk clearances. If you are looking for scheduled regular on-site shredding we have trucks in the Merseyside area every week. To help keep your workplace secure we can supply free on loan receptacles and other secure containers for the safe collection of sensitive papers prior to their destruction.