Here are four reasons why shredding confidential documents are crucial to your business:
It is a legal requirement
Not only is shredding unnecessary confidential documents when they good for your business, but it is also a requirement by law.
According to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), reformed in 2018, every business is required to protect the privacy and confidentiality of its data at all costs.
Part of protecting business data, whether stored electronically or as paper, is destroying confidential documents securely. Failure to comply with the laws and regulations set by the GDPR can result in penalties and fines from the government.
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It frees up office space
Shredding documents that you no longer need will free up some space in your office. You can use the extra space to bring in some much-needed office appliances like computers, printers, or scanners.
The extra space can also be used to organize your office in a much better and tidier way that can be appealing to potential customers.
It protects your customers and your employees from identity theft
Identity theft has become one of the major crimes around the world. Imposters are getting smarter and are looking for new ways to steal private and confidential information about their victims.
One of these ways is targeting confidential documents like customer credit cards or employees’ payment slips that have not been destroyed correctly by business companies.