In the United Kingdom
protecting confidential data is very important with hefty penalties for breaches.
The resultant publicity would also not be a welcome by product either.
Companies that have been fined include many high profile organisations and
hospitals but lots of small companies too!
Having a robust system is the key to compliance. One of the
best ways is to have a designated lockable bin or bins at key points in the
office or other points where this sort of waste is created such as
photocopiers, packing areas and so on. Nowadays there is a huge choice and
types of bins. But it should be remembered that they must be lockable and
clearly used for the disposal of confidential waste. Some businesses rely of confidential waste sacks which are
ideal for ad-hoc clearances but not ideal for regular work as they are
accessible by others for example visitors or cleaners and therefore a far from
In : Confidential waste bins