Document Shredding Staffordshire
Topwood offers secure on-site data and paper shredding in Staffordshire. 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.Topwood are shredding in Staffordshire every Thursday including shredding in Uttoxeter, Marchington, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone, Tamworth, Stafford, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Burslem, Tunstall, Fenton just to name a few!
Secure Shredding in Staffordshire
“Officer sentenced for data breach offenses”
“A serving Staffordshire police officer has been fined after she admitted misusing police systems while on duty.PC Vicky Lockett, 37, a response officer from Stafford, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (Monday 20 August) and pleaded guilty to committing four offences under the Data Protection Act on 16 February 2018. PC Lockett while on duty, accessed Staffordshire Police systems and viewed information held on those systems for a non-policing purpose. The appearance follows an investigation by the force’s performance and standards unit. PC Lockett was fined a total of £430 for the offences”. Consider what could happen if your own staff accessed sensitive information without consent and acted in malice. The obligations on both data controllers and data processors has increased as a result of GDPR taking effect in May-18. The General Data Protection Regulation requires controllers and processors to “implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk” The statutory penalty that can be imposed after GDPR will be far higher than the current £500k limit. The true cost and data breaches is far higher than just the penalties – there are massive emotional costs and damage to your organisation’s reputation can be fatal. If trust in your business evaporates so will your customers and therefore cash flow. One of the easiest ways to prevent data breaches in your workplace is to review how documents and data are destroyed.
On-site Shredding – the safest optionWhy is on-site shredding the safest option? Read our Frequently asked question article to find out.
This service ensures:
- Your staff witness the destruction of sensitive data
- Your documents are cross-cut and you can check this is actually being done
- Contactors that handle your data are security vetted and work for an information security ISO27001 accredited business
- Do your staff witness the destruction of its sensitive data?
- Does your business contract with an on-site data shredding company to witness its documents being shredded?
- Do you specify that your documents are cross-cut and do you check this is actually being done?
- Are the contactors you engage for data destruction accredited with information security ISO27001?
If you answer YES to all of the questions above you are doing well!
If you score three or more NOs you should contact us to arrange a free review of your data disposal policies.