Paper: still going strong in a digital age

For decades we’ve been told that printed paper was on the way out, swept away by the unstoppable rise of digital documents. The reality is that paper documents still play a major role in our business and personal lives.

For many people paper still has the edge over digital for readability and ease of use. A recent US survey found that 70% of respondents would rather manage their finances using printed documents, with 65% preferring to receive both digital and printed versions of documents.

Most of us still receive and store many sensitive printed documents, including bank account and credit card statements, driver’s licence renewals, insurance policies, council rates, details of shareholdings to name a few. These everyday documents are a potential treasure trove for criminals looking to construct false identities.

Printed photos are also a security concern. An old snap-shot might be just what an identity thief needs to create the perfect ‘picture’.

To protect yourself from the misuse of your private data, it’s essential such documents are securely stored, and securely destroyed when they are no longer needed. The recycling bin is not a secure option, while DIY shredding is time-consuming and falls short of complete destruction.

Intershred takes the hassle, risk and the guesswork out of document shredding. We offer scalable services to suit organisations of all sizes, as well as households and individuals. All documents are taken by secure transport to an approved site where a comprehensive cross-cutting procedure reduces them to tiny fragments, which are then recycled to ensure total destruction of all data. At the end of the process you receive a Certificate of Destruction, guaranteeing that all your private information has been completely erased.

Call us on today on (02) 8880 8360 and find out how easy and cost-effective complete document destruction can be.