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12 days of confidential shredding


With 2017 drawing to a close, we’ve been casting our minds back to remember what a busy year it’s been for us at Restore Datashred. From the clients we’ve helped to the new faces in our team, it’s been one of our most successful years to date. Before we move into 2018, we’ve rounded up some of our most popular blogs from the last 12 months to give you the best 12 blogs from the year. So grab a mince pie, pour a mulled wine, and put your feet up by the fire as you read our 12 days of shredding.

Top five data security myths

Taking a break from destroying documents, we took it upon ourselves to destroy and debunk the top five data security myths that we hear.

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Everything you need to know about GDPR

If you’ve been living under a rock for most of 2017, you’d be forgiven for not knowing about the new EU General Data Protection Regulations that are due to come into force in 2018. Fortunately, we broke it all down in this blog so you can quickly get yourself up to speed.

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Everything you need to know about shredding standards

Everyone’s got their own standards that they hold themselves to. Yet, as an highly accredited provider of shredding services, there are also certain standards that we have to meet by law. We took a look at some of these standards to give our customers a more clear understanding of the lengths we go to in order to ensure they’re more than compliant with the law when it comes to shredding.

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School’s out for shredding

Whilst students are all too keen to burn the books upon leaving school, staff also need to ensure they’re disposing of confidential documents and data. We explored the valuable lessons that the education sector need to learn to protect their students privacy.

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Hard facts about hard drive destruction

Paper shredding and document disposal seem like relatively simple processes. But how do you destroy a hard drive and all of its data? Our blog on hard drive destruction tells you all you need to know.

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Choosing secure shredding services

It’s all too easy for us to tell you to pick us as your shredding provider, but we like our customers to make informed decisions. As such, we wrote this relatively lengthy piece on everything businesses should know before making any choices about shredding services.

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Clean desk policies

There are lots of things your employees can do to maximise the security of your documents and date before it gets to us for disposal. Clean desk policies are a simple and effective way to do this, as you’ll find out in our blog.

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Reducing reputational risk

The business world is a competitive place, no matter what industry you’re in. As such, reputation matters more than ever. Find out more about how secure shredding can help you to reduce any risk to your business’ reputation.

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The relationship between data controllers and data processors

With the topic of GDPR still hot on everyone’s lips, we explored the aspect of confidential paper shredding and data destruction that specifically relates to GDPR. Confidential data needs to be both controlled and processed, which calls for a strong relationship between the two.

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The good, the bad and the shredable

We’ve all heard the saying that it’s better to be safe than sorry. But is there such a thing as too safe? Some people instinctively shred all paperwork, but there are some things which absolutely should not be shredded. In our Halloween themed blog, we talked about the good, the bad and the shredable.

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The CCS framework and shredding services

As we provide secure shredding services for public sector organisations, we’re listed on the Records and Information Management on the CCS framework and Confidential Waste on the LUPC framework. We talked about what this means and how we can help your public sector organisation.

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If you want to make 2018 the year you get serious about shredding, get in touch with our team today.