With so much data being collected by organisations, whether government, business or not-for-profit, it’s no wonder the public is increasingly concerned about how their sensitive information is handled. In the age of social media bad news travels fast, and a business caught out mishandling private data can suffer serious damage to its reputation.
Apart from bad publicity, there are also potential serious legal consequences for mishandling confidential documents. In Australia the Australian Privacy Act (APA) regulates the handling of confidential information, with a maximum fine of $420,000 for breaching the law.
While most organisations with a turnover below $3 million are exempt from the APA, Australian businesses can also fall foul of international laws on privacy protection. For example, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to organisations of any size doing business with European Union residents, or even accepting payments in Euros. Breaches of the GDPR can attract fines of more than 20 million euros.
To protect your business and your customers it’s vital that sensitive data is correctly handled from the moment it is collected to the moment it is erased. With more and more digital data being collected and stored, when it comes to making sure all sensitive information is securely destroyed you need a comprehensive service that can handle both paper documents and digital media.
Intershred can do it all, with lockable security bins, archive boxes and secure bags for paper documents, and media bins for digital media. We also offer a low-cost, convenient drop-off service. Our security is second to none, with staff cleared by police checks and security cameras monitoring our approved document destruction sites.
Contact Intershred today on 02 8880 8360 and let us tailor a document destruction solution for you!