On-site IT shredding provider DiskShred is announcing that, in association with the Irish Security Industry Association, it will run a series of free shredding days across Ireland to help organisations prepare for GDPR.
The company will visit Sandyford and Dun Laoghaire in Dublin on the 23rd May and Cork on the 24th May, providing businesses, clubs, associations and householders with the opportunity to dispose of paper records and hard drives free of charge prior to the GDPR deadline on the 25th May. DiskShred will also be announcing additional shredding events following the deadline.
As an EU-wide law, GDPR will require all members of the community and business owners to be aware of the risks when dealing with personal data. GDPR will give greater power to regulators to sanction companies that misuse personal data or fail to demonstrate transparency about how they utilise this data. Companies that attend the shredding events will be entitled to shred up to 10 bags of paper and 10 electronic devices, free of charge.
DiskShred helps its customers to eliminate reputational and regulatory risks by providing on-site shredding and a highly secure shred measurement of 20mm to ensure the complete destruction of confidential data and to eradicate the risk of data leaks.
The company is a member of the ISIA Secure Data Destruction (SDD) Division, which comprises organisations that work with Irish businesses to promote the secure destruction of information assets. The division collaborates closely with its members to set standards to manage information security risk.
Albert Kelly, vice chairman ISIA (SDD Division), said: “Compliance with GDPR is essential for all businesses and organisations. These nationwide shred events will enable members of the community, as well as local businesses, associations and clubs to safely and securely dispose of confidential information and receive guidance on how to best manage sensitive personal data going forward. They will receive free advice on how to achieve compliance with GDPR and learn how to avoid substantial fines to safeguard the future of their organisation.”
Jeremy Bryan, brand manager, DiskShred, added; “Organisations of all sizes need to be aware of their responsibilities in managing their client information. There is no safer way to destroy data-bearing media than through shredding media into particles of just 20mm. DiskShred can help organisations to get ahead of the new legislation and remain compliant and isolated from fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover. Our tamper-proof process eliminates reputational and regulatory risks and the shred is carried out in front of the customer so that complete data destruction can be verified by both parties.”
Companies that wish to find out more about the upcoming shred days should visit: http://www.isia.ie/are-you-gdpr-ready