This is the law
According to the Data Protection Act, the law requires that confidential waste, such as medical records, salary details or personal address details, be properly handled. These files should be shattered before being discarded to ensure that people's data is kept secret.
2. Protect yourself from identity theft
Identity theft is becoming a common crime, and criminals are searching the trash to extract personal information about others. For example, if someone has personal address details, they will find it much easier to apply for a credit card in their name.
You can save time
Manually ripping or cutting a document can take a long time, not to mention the threat of paper cutting! Shredded paper files are a quick way to handle paper that is no longer needed.
It makes recycling easier
Most companies are keen to emphasize that their green certificates and recycled paper are a way for companies to show their customers and their competitors their environment. Shredding documents makes recycling easier because shredded paper can be simply bagged and brought to a collection point or collected by a recycling company.
5. Your business data will be kept confidential
Companies tend to record everything from meeting minutes to employee details, future business development to sales data. Imagine if these fall into the wrong hands? Shredding documents can give the company peace of mind, and people won't find their future business plans through their waste paper.
6. You can avoid corporate espionage
If the company spends time and money researching new products or services, this can be very valuable to competitor companies. If competitors have a secret idea or a future product plan, they can steal it and develop it on their own. This may result in economic losses for the company that originally conducted the study.
7. You can save storage space
Some companies may have documents and documents that are no longer needed for many years, but they are not sure how to handle them properly. Paper can take up space in the office and sit in a desk or file cabinet, so you can free up space by smashing these spaces.
8. Paper stacks can cause fire hazard
Stacking paper around the office creates the perfect fuel for burning flames. Shredding documents and recycling them ensures that the company only keeps the necessary things and eliminates the fire hazard caused by excess paper.
9. Ensure consumer trust
If a company smashes confidential documents containing detailed information about its customers and customers, they can increase their trust in the company. By smashing the document and ensuring that customers and customers know that this is happening, they can be confident that their data is safe and respectful.
10. Make employees happy
Company bosses can access and create confidential documents that directly affect their employees, such as payroll review, redundant details, clinical information, and salary scales. If an employee even sees a rough version of one of the documents about their salary or position in the company, then this can lead to suspicion and bad emotions filtering the entire employee. Shredding potentially damaging information will ensure that companies do not unduly disrupt their employees.