How do I get my Certificate of Destruction?

After the secure destruction of every batch of confidential documents and data, Topwood (the data processor) will provide you with a Certificate of Destruction as required under principle 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998. Depending on the service used, you will be provided with your certificate via email within 24hrs. Read on to find out more.

Principle 7 of the Data Protection Act relates to the security of files and data. It states that as part of a secure destruction process a proof of destruction should be obtained.

On completion of on-site shredding, off-site shredding and other shredding services, we will provide you with a certificate of destruction to add to your records.

How do you get your certificate?

Whether you are a one-off bulk customer or are a regular shredding customer, you will receive an email from us with your certificate of destruction attached in PDF format within 24hrs of shredding. Take a look at an example of what your certificate will look like below.

Certificate of Destruction

For more information on what the Certificate of destruction is, read our Download Centre article:

Certificate of Destruction Explained

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