Sound Protection Policies are not just excellent business practice, it is the law. Federally mandated Privacy Legislation (Pirvacy Act 1988)(https://www.legislation.gov.au/details/c2014c00076) requires businesses to destroy sensitive information rather than discarding it in the paper waste. Using general waste bins to discard sensitive information risks that information becoming public knowledge and used for identity theft.
Furthermore organisations and individuals become vulnerable to litigation when personal records are not properly maintained or destroyed. This can very easily become very costly.
With incidences of identity theft on the rise, you really have to be conscious of how you dispose of your personal information. Secure paper shredding reduces the risk of having your confidential documents stolen and used against you.
Advantages of paper shredding
If you’ve ever tried shredding your own documents, you know the challenges that come with it. Spending hours shredding paper in a small shedder that constantly jams and requires frequent emptying of the paper bin is enough to frustrate the most patient person not only the time wasted on more productive tasks.
One of the advantages of hiring a paper shredding company is the time you save. Capital Destruction Services have the equipment to complete your job in minutes. The security of your confidential information is another advantage. All the shredding is completed in a secure environment. To reduce the risk of your documents being reconstructed, the shredded material goes into bales with multiple customers’ shredded documents and is transported to a paper recycling center.
What needs to be shredded?
Anything that has personal, identifying information should be disposed of properly. Names, numbers, addresses, cards along with anything that might also be used by your competitors.