GDPR FAQs

What is GDPR?

The GDPR stands for The General Data Protection Regulation. This is Europe’s new data privacy and security law, which came into effect on May 25, 2018, providing many new legal requirements for how organizations collect and store the sensitive data of people in the EU. Is your business compliant? Book a Complimentary Data Protection Risk Assessment Today.

How can Shred-it help your business comply with GDPR?

Regardless of your industry, or the size of your business, Shred-it’s full suite of secure document destruction services can help your organisation to remain compliant with the GDPR. Our Data Security Survey is a crucial first step to ensuring vulnerable areas of your business are identified. Get in touch today to see how our team can provide efficient, expert recommendations on how to reduce the risk of a data breach and to help keep your organisation compliant.

 

How will Brexit affect GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation applies to all companies based in the EU and those with EU citizens as customers. It has an extraterritorial effect, so non-EU countries are also affected. Even though the UK is planning to leave the EU, the UK will still need to comply with the GDPR. Ensure you’re ready for Brexit and make your business is compliant with our full suite of secure document destruction services.

Security risk assessment - why is this important and what does it do for me?

A security risk assessment helps you determine the level of information security in your business, to identify security risks and how to put a secure and safe paper shredding programme in place, which will help you stay compliant with the GDPR.


A Certified Information Security Professional will accompany you on a walk-round of your workplace to observe the flow of confidential information, identify current practices and potential areas of risk. When they are finished, they will sit down with you and review the risks – and solutions.


Contact us about having one of our representatives carry out a free Data Security Survey to assess information security risks in your workplace or take our online Risk Assessment Survey. It will help you determine how securely you are managing confidential information and the paper shredding process.
 

What are the penalties if our business doesn’t comply?

The GDPR is regarded as the toughest privacy and security law in the world and harsh fines are levied against those who violate its privacy and security standards, with penalties reaching into the tens of millions of pounds. Find out how to remain compliant with the GDPR to protect your business from crippling fines and reputational damage.

What does this mean for businesses?

For businesses, the GDPR requires a complete overhaul of how organisations handle and store data. Failure to comply with the GDPR can result in crippling fines and reputational damage. For a GDPR overview, here are some of the important aspects of the new legislation as well as best practices that will help to protect your workplace. 

Why was it introduced?

The EU says the GDPR was introduced to harmonise data privacy laws across all countries, as well as providing greater protection and rights to citizens. GDPR was also created to alter how businesses and other organisations can handle the data of those that interact with them.

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