Many businesses we speak to wonder if they really need to worry about document disposal. They think, “Oh, we’re just small, nobody is going to be interested in our documents,” or “It’s ok, we don’t really collect any sensitive data.”
Well, stop and think again. We can pretty much guarantee that EVERY business collects some form of sensitive data. Think about staff records – like address, date of birth, tax file number and bank account. That sounds like enough details for somebody to commit identity fraud to me! Or customer details like their budget for certain projects or how much they are spending on a particular service – what kind of trouble could one of your competitors create with that kind of information?
Hard copy documents are recognised as one of the weakest links in the security chain for most organisations. Here’s some of the most common problems that can occur from inadequate disposal and destruction of documents.
- Identity theft
- Poaching of customers by competitors
- Competitors gaining access to sensitive pricing information
- Leaking of future plans to competitors
- Reputational damage to your business if lost or misplaced documents are traced back to you
- Corporate espionage – according to In Context, four out of the ten most notorious corporate espionage cases involved hard copy documents
For a small investment, we can provide you with a one-off or regularly scheduled document collection and destruction service. We provide securely locked bins for the safe storage of documents waiting to be destroyed and use fully accredited facilities to destroy the documents. We’ll also provide you with a certificate of destruction as part of our security guarantee, so you can rest easy that all appropriate steps have been taking to protect your business, your staff, and your customers. Disposing of sensitive documents any other way just isn’t worth the risk.
Give us a call today to discuss our services and make your first secure document collection and disposal booking.