Shredding paperwork is by far the most cost effective and secure way to dispose of it.
GDPR requirements mean that businesses are liable if personal identifiable information is stolen due to a data breach. Having robust plans in place to cope with this information digitally is one thing but disposing of paperwork securely is an often overlooked area.
If you are simply recycling papers or putting them in an office bin then you are potentially leaving yourself open to this information being stolen, and in turn a whopping fine! Meeting your obligations under GDPR by disposing of paperwork correctly doesn't have to be time consuming, expensive or difficult. In fact simply by investing in a good quality shredder you can ensure that information is destroyed in such a way that third parties cannot access it.
Shredding documents already?
You may already be shredding documents but it's worth checking how. Many shredders in use are just the standard strip cut variety which could mean there's still a potential for data breach, as documents can be reconstructed without too much difficulty. Okay, you need a bit of time on your hands but it's perfectly possible. With numerous products that can help, why risk it?
Cross-Cut Shredders are what you need for GDPR level security.
Strip cut shredders cuts documents into 2mm strips but the cross-cut shredders cut paper both vertically and horizontally, producing tiny confetti-like shreds of paper. Depending on the model of the shredder, a standard A4 sheet of paper could be turned into between 300 and 1500 tiny pieces.