Document Shredding Manchester
Topwood offers on-site and off-site document shredding to numerous organisations in Manchester and the surrounding area. We have a variety of options available, whether you are a small business looking for shredding, a large company clearing 10 years’ worth of archiving or anything in between.
We are in Trafford Park every Thursday as well as numerous locations within the city centre and surrounding areas including Oldham, Failsworth, Cheadle, Stockport, Bolton, Bury, Salford and many more.
Secure Document Shredding in Manchester
“Scores of confidential files with personal details about abuse survivors were left in our office – and nobody seemed to care.”
“Scores of confidential social services files containing highly personal details about the lives of vulnerable young people – including abuse survivors – have been found abandoned in an empty Tameside office.
The extraordinary data breach was discovered by the building’s landlord after drug service contractor Change, Grow, Live (CGL) left a fortnight ago.
But he says neither CGL nor Tameside council showed any interest in retrieving the records when he alerted them.”
Read the full story in the Manchester Evening News
The Information Commissioner’s Office are currently investigating the data breach and has the power to enforce a fine of up to £500,000 to the organisation responsible for the data breach.
With the new GDPR regulations due to come into effect in May 2018 organisations in Manchester need to have processes in place to enable individuals to have the ‘right to be forgotten’ and protect individuals’ information from being exposed and breached. Having a secure data destruction process is a key step to take to ensure GDPR compliance.
To reduce the risk of a data breach always check to see if your shredding or storage company has the following accreditations;
- ISO 27001: 2013
- ISO 9001: 2015
- BS7858 – Vetted Staff
- PD5454: 2012 – Principle standard to which storage services are supplied
GDPR came into effect on 25th May 2018
Is your data destruction process GDPR compliant? Take a look at our 5 step guide.
- Create awareness
- Define all data processing within organisation
- Analyse and assess each area of data processing
- Guidance on a secure destruction process
- Auditing 3rd party organisations.
To find out the first steps to take to conform to the new GDPR regulations take a look at our 5 step guide.
Topwood have trucks in Manchester every Thursday to service our regular on-site customers. Our trucks have the capacity of over five tonnes for on-site purges and bulk clearances. If you are getting prepared for GDPR, contact us now to find out how we can supply confidential waste bins and a GDPR compliant data destruction service in the Manchester area.