The inquest into the deaths of 3 SAS reservists has been in the news over the last week. Today, the BBC reported that the MoD have searched bins at the inquest. We recommend some articles from our Download centre to ensure safe and secure document disposal in reaction to this news.
“The MoD has been going through confidential waste bins in the building,” said Keith Turner QC – representing Cpl Dunsby’s widow, Bryher Dunsby.
“Jonathan Hall QC, for the MoD, accepted his clients had searched waste bins and agreed it was “unacceptable”.
“It had to do with the security arrangement – we’re dealing with documents at a very high classification… it was in order to secure those documents… but it was done in a way that was not correct.”
This breaking news highlights the importance of having safe and secure confidential document disposal policies in place.
Read our recommended articles in our download centre:
We explain the advantages of using Lockable Bins and Office Consoles to ensure that once confidential documents are disposed of, they cannot be removed.
We explain the differences between using unsecure office disposal, and using a professional shredding firm to dispose of and destroy your confidential documents to take to recycling.
We explain the legislation regarding confidential waste disposal.