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