Why use secure document disposal services?

It’s every business’s responsibility to destroy sensitive information when it’s no longer required to reduce the risk of a data breach and comply with privacy laws. However, what many people don’t know is that an in-house shredding machine isn’t equipped for handling sensitive data, which is why it’s best to leave your document disposal to the professionals. After all, it’s better to be safe than put yourself at risk of a hefty fine or lawsuit. Here’s why your business should consider using secure document disposal services:

Security

The reason in-house shredding machines aren’t regarded as safe by experts is that most of them cut documents into vertical strips, meaning that they can easily be reassembled. Secure document disposal services make use of industry-standard shredding machines that cut your papers into unrecognisable pieces, making the chance of a data breach virtually impossible.

Record

Secure document disposal services such as Ishred provide you with a certificate of destruction that can be useful in case your business undergoes an audit and is asked to provide proof of disposal.

Convenience

Feeding an in-house shredder one piece of paper at a time is a lengthy process that distracts your employees from their work. Using secure document disposal services is an extremely convenient way of complying with privacy laws without worrying about the shredding and packaging responsibilities yourself. All you need to do is gather the documents to be destroyed and pass them onto your shredding company – simple!

At Ishred we specialise in fully secure onsite and offsite document shredding in Melbourne. We’re proud to offer a cost-effective, reliable method of document destruction, which is backed by our NAID certification. When you employ our secure document disposal services, you can enjoy the peace of mind from knowing that your workplace is complying with the latest Privacy Act provisions in a safe, professional and convenient way. Get in touch today to find out how we can assist your business.