In association with Highlander Security Shredding: do you comply with data protection law when disposing of confidential paperwork?

Every business produces confidential paperwork on a day to day basis, but are you ensuring you comply with data protection laws when it comes to disposing of it? With GDPR it is more crucial than ever that all confidential documents are shredded and disposed of legally, correctly, and ethically.

Confidential waste is classed as anything that uniquely identifies a person, so this can be something as simple as a name and address. This is where Highlander can help your business and we are proud to be Scotland’s largest, premier independent paper shredding company, processing a staggering 40,000 tons of paper every year and offering secure collection services throughout the UK.

Over the last two years, Highlander has invested over £250,000 in upgrading our shredding facilities, operating three shredding and baling machines – we have the largest off-site shredding capacity in Scotland. Our security shredding operations are fully insured, accredited and compliant to ISO9001, 14001, 45001, 27001 and EN15713 standards, and in addition, we are members of the United Kingdom Security Shredding Association (UKSSA), which involves strict external auditing. All staff undergo employment screening to BS7858 standards, including criminal record checks through Disclosure Scotland.

All material received into the depot is shredded within 24 hours of receipt, and a certificate of destruction is issued on completion as verification that the paperwork has been destroyed. The full process is monitored via CCTV throughout the whole site, and all shredded paperwork is 100% recycled, being used in the manufacture of new tissue products.

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For a reliable, professional and secure shredding service simply call the dedicated Highlander Security Shredding team on 01355 241088 to speak to one of our friendly advisors or email where we would be delighted to discuss your requirements further.

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