Archive Document Data Storage: Why shred?

The GDPR is in full-swing and businesses are at risk of facing non-compliance fines of up to 4% company-wide annual turnover. As well as a financial hit resulting from a data breach, your business’ reputation would also be damaged beyond repair in the eyes of your clients and stakeholders. It is more important than ever to ensure that your unwanted or duplicate data (both paper and electronic) is securely destroyed.

ADDS offers hassle-free shredding solutions to suit your needs:

Secure destruction on demand

  • If you have archive boxes with files in them to be destroyed, we can collect directly from your office and shred for you
  • We supply secure destruction sacks. Fill your FREE secure destruction sacks with files (no need to remove staples!) and request an ADDS collection
  • Once all secure destruction takes place, you are issued with a Secure Destruction Certificate

Ongoing secure destruction

  • A secure destruction console is placed in your office in a location of your choice
  • This console is locked and your team place files to be destroyed through the secure slot
  • The ADDS team can collect weekly, fortnightly or monthly
  • Once all secure destruction takes place, you are issued with a Secure Destruction Certificate

What should you shred?

To protect your business from a data breach, you must protect any data or media related to both clients and employees.

You should shred any documents, printouts or photocopies which include:

  • Financial data
  • Medical data
  • Personal data
  • Secure information to your business

Don’t forget that you shouldn’t just shred paper documents, you must also securely destroy:

  • IT/media including hard drives, CDs, USBs, data tapes, mobile phones, tablets and laptops
  • Computer printouts and photocopies
  • Uniforms and ID

IT / media secure destruction

  • Fill your FREE secure destruction sacks with IT / media devices, mobile phones, hard drives, data tapes etc.
  • Once filled, request an ADDS collection
  • Prior to destruction, an inventory of each item is taken so you have confirmation of all the equipment destroyed
  • Your hardware is run through our secure media shredder and destroyed beyond recognition
  • Once all secure destruction takes place, you are issued with a Secure Destruction Certificate

Archive Document Data Storage (ADDS) provides secure destruction solutions for businesses throughout London, Bristol, Bath, and Swindon. ADDS’ shredding experts are ready and waiting. Just email orders@archivestorage.net for more information about our secure destruction services.

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