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How do shredding companies work?

If you’re considering the switch from in-house shredding to using a shredding service provider, you may have asked yourself: “How do shredding companies work?”. Understanding different services, different security standards, different accreditations and different environmental impacts may be overwhelming to those new to the idea of shredding services. If you’ve done a bit of research.

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John Edwards – The UK’s next Information Commissioner

Elizabeth Denham CBE is due to reach the end of her twice-extended term as Information Commissioner on 30th November 2021. Denham will leave in her place a vacancy for the UK’s next Information Commissioner. But who is the new Information Commissioner and what will this mean for data protection in the UK? John Edwards has.

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Where can I take my papers for shredding?

Where can I take my papers for shredding?

Where can I take my papers for shredding? This is a question on the minds of many data-conscious individuals who understand the importance of shredding confidential paperwork. But where can you take papers for shredding, and how can you keep the process safe? Where to take your papers for shredding There are many ways to.

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Simon Shred goes to school!

Simon Shred is teaching children to protect their data!

Teaching children about safety is nothing new! As children, we were likely all taught about stranger danger. We all saw the ‘Stop, Look and Listen’ campaigns. Wewere all told not to do things like put knives into toasters. But with such enormous advances in technology in the last decade, we must ask ourselves, is data.

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Data storage devices

How to keep devices containing confidential information safe?

Some significant data breaches in recent history have happened because media on laptops, computers, USBs and other data storage devices have been lost or stolen. For instance, in October 2017, a USB stick was found in Queen’s Park, West London. The device, which wasn’t encrypted, contained 76 folders of confidential information about London Heathrow airport..

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