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EOFY: How to make secure document destruction less ‘taxing’!

As we approach the middle of the year, tax time will soon be on many minds. Every year businesses and individuals completing their tax returns deal with large numbers of documents, many of which contain sensitive information. The Tax Office requires documents relating to tax returns to be retained for five years from the date […]

WHICH SHREDDING SERVICE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

WHICH SHREDDING SERVICE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS? Every business and every home produces an accumulation of sensitive and confidential documents over time. Throwing these documents into your standard recycling bin is a big security risk that can leave you, your customers, and your employees vulnerable to a range of attacks including fraud, identity theft, […]

SHREDDING AND DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION BASICS

SHREDDING AND DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION BASICS If you or your business are disposing of paperwork with confidential data just by throwing it in the recycling bin then you need to listen up.  To protect your business and your customers from the threat of fraud, identity theft and competition from other businesses, you need to implement a […]

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DOCUMENTS WHEN YOU USE A SHREDDING SERVICE?

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DOCUMENTS WHEN YOU USE A SHREDDING SERVICE? When you use a document destruction service, you can be assured that you are taking the right steps to protect your business and your clients, with no chance of sensitive data being left exposed. Securely destroying confidential data is an important activity that many […]

Identity Theft

IDENTITY THEFT How it happens Identity theft can occur in several ways. It can range from someone using your credit illegally, to having your entire identity assumed by another person and then transactions completed in your name without your knowledge or consent. Important personal information can be accessed by a determined thief. Some examples of […]

PRIVACY ACT 1988 – SCHEDULE 1

PRIVACY ACT 1988 – SCHEDULE 1 Overview of the Australian Privacy Principles Overview This Schedule sets out the Australian Privacy Principles. Part 1 sets out principles that require APP entities to consider the privacy of personal information, including ensuring that APP entities manage personal information in an open and transparent way. Part 2 sets out principles that […]

Destruction of records

Purpose These guidelines have been prepared for personnel in New South Wales public offices who are responsible for arranging the destruction of State records as part of a program of authorised records disposal in accordance with Part 3 of the State Records Act 1998. Scope These guidelines provide practical advice on the physical destruction of […]