If your business needs to dispose of confidential or sensitive waste, you’ll need a waste strategy that disposes of your waste in a manner that complies with the Data Protection Act 2018. So get in touch with the friendly team of waste experts at BKP Group and enquire about our professional waste management service for confidential waste disposal.
What Classifies As Confidential Waste?
The term confidential waste describes waste paperwork, files and documents that contain information about customers, clients, supplies, employees etc.etc.
The Data Protection Act 2018
The Data Protection Act 2018 is the United Kingdom’s method of implementing the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This Act Of Parliament requires everyone responsible for using personal data to follow the data protection principles. This means that those responsible must make sure that data is used fairly, lawfully, and transparently, for specified explicit purposes. Additionally, it must be kept for no longer than is necessary and must be handled in a way that ensures appropriate levels of security. Also, there is stronger legal protection with regards to data that is known as sensitive information; this includes information regarding race, ethnic background, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union memberships, genetics, biometrics, health, and sexual orientation. [Source: Gov.uk]
Failure to comply with the regulations can result in both consequences from both the European Union and the UK’s ICO. With regards to the EU, there are two tiers of penalties. The first is, up to €10 million, or 2% of annual global turnover (whichever is greater), the second is up to €20 million, or 4% of annual global turnover (whichever is greater). However, the ICO can take other actions, including but not limited to issuing a warning or a reprimand, imposing bans on data processing, and ordering the erasure of data. With such strict and serious consequences for non-compliance, it is very important that your business disposes of confidential and sensitive information in a manner that complies with all relevant legislation.
The Importance Of Responsible Disposal Of Confidential Waste
It is very important that your business disposes of any confidential and sensitive materials in a manner that complies with all relevant legal requirements. Failure to dispose of sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner can have some very serious consequences.
If confidential waste is not disposed of in a secure manner, it could result in the abuse of sensitive data, which could lead to identity fraud, fake credit card transactions or even physical abuse. In order to combat these risks, some businesses consider enforcing a waste strategy that is sometimes referred to as a ‘shred all policy. However, opting for a ‘shred all’ policy where every item of information is shredded can have disadvantages. Firstly it can be very time consuming to shred every single business document, secondly it might not be a cost effective solution.
A much more effective solution, both in terms of time and cost is to speak to a reputable waste management business that can provide a confidential waste disposal service. After all, the penalties for non-compliance are very serious and waste management legislation can be very confusion, especially for those operating outside of the waste industry. So don’t risk non-compliance, protect both your business and the data providers with a confidential waste disposal service from BKP Group.
Confidential Waste Disposal From BKP Group
At BKP Group, we take the security risks associated with confidential and sensitive waste very seriously, so you can relax and enjoy peace of mind in the knowledge that your confidential waste is being disposed of in a responsible and legally compliant manner. In fact, once the items of confidential and sensitive waste have been shredded and securely destroyed, our friendly and dedicated team of waste disposal professionals will provide your business with a certificate of destruction; verifying that your items of confidential waste have been handled and destroyed in the correct manner.
Why Should You Choose Our Waste Services?
Founded in 1964 and driven by a dedicated team from our Romsey transfer station, BKP utilise latest technologies and recognised strategies to provide sustainable solutions in waste management and disposal. We have the skills, equipment, and experience required to provide confidential waste services in a responsible manner.
With over 50 years of industry experience and innovative expertise, we have provided fantastic waste management and waste disposal solutions to numerous customers and clients from a diverse range of industries over our many years of experience. Additionally, we also recognise the importance of certification from external auditors and understand how they are a key component with regards to providing our clients with peace of mind. As such, we have the following accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation.
- ISO 9001:2015 in Quality,
- ISO 14001:2015 Environmental,
- ISO 45001:2018 in Health and Safety.
For More Information Or To Make An Enquiry, Please Give Our Team A Call
If you’re interested and you would like to request a quote, or if you have any questions or concerns; please don’t hesitate to contact a member of staff by calling 0800 376 5004, our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Alternatively, you could contact our team online using one of the following methods.