Data Protection Day

Data Protection Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about the importance of data protection and privacy.

Safeguarding Your Information with DGD Shredding

Every year on January 28th, we commemorate Data Protection Day, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about the importance of data protection and privacy. In today’s interconnected world, where personal information is constantly being generated and shared, it’s crucial to ensure that our data is handled responsibly and securely.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in 2018, established a set of strict guidelines for businesses and organisations handling personal data. This regulation aims to give individuals more control over their personal information and to protect them from its unauthorised use or disclosure.

  • In 2022, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) concluded 10,008 cases (6,875 queries and 3,133 complaints), including 1,920 complaints received prior to 2022.
  • The DPC received 125 valid cross-border complaints (as Lead Supervisory Authority) and concluded 246 cross-border complaints.
  • Total breach notifications received in 2022 was 5,828.
  • The DPC imposed a total of €1.29 billion in fines in 2022.

These statistics show that data protection is a major concern in Ireland and that the DPC is taking a proactive approach to enforcement. Businesses and organisations that handle personal data need to be aware of their obligations under the GDPR and take steps to protect the privacy of their customers and employees.

DGD Shredding is a leading provider of secure document shredding services, offering a comprehensive range of solutions that can help businesses and individuals meet their data protection obligations. Our services ensure that your confidential information is destroyed beyond recovery, preventing unauthorised access and potential breaches.

Why Shredding Matters for Data Protection

Shredding is a cornerstone of data protection. By securely destroying paper documents, electronic media, and other records containing personal information, you can effectively eliminate the risk of data falling into the wrong hands.

Physical documents, such as invoices, contracts, and employee records, often contain sensitive information that can be exploited by identity thieves or other malicious actors. Shredding these documents ensures that your data is no longer accessible to unauthorised individuals.

Electronic media, such as hard drives, CDs, and USB drives, also pose a significant data security risk. Even if you delete files from these devices, the data may still be recoverable using specialised software. Shredding these items ensures that your data is permanently erased.

How DGD Shredding Can Help

DGD Shredding offers a variety of secure shredding services to meet the needs of businesses and individuals. Whether you need onsite shredding services for your office or offsite shredding for larger volumes of documents, we can provide a customised solution that ensures your data is handled with the utmost care and security.

Our professional team is Garda-vetted and trained in GDPR compliance, ensuring that your data is destroyed in accordance with the highest standards. We also provide certified destruction reports to document the destruction process, giving you peace of mind that your data is no longer at risk.

DGD Shredding’s Comprehensive Data Destruction Services

  • On-Site Shredding: We bring our secure shredding equipment to your premises to securely shred confidential documents right at your doorstep.
  • Off-Site Shredding: For larger volumes of documents, we collect your confidential materials and shred them in our secure off-site facility.
  • Hard Drive Destruction: We specialise in the destruction of hard drives, ensuring that sensitive data stored on these devices is permanently erased.
  • Nationwide Service: We have reach all over Ireland for both Mobile On-Site Shredding and secure Off-Site destruction service.

Industry Accreditations

DGD Shredding is committed to the highest standards of data destruction and is proud to hold the following certifications:

  • EN15713 Secure Destruction of Confidential Data Code of Practice: This certification ensures that our shredding processes meet the highest international standards for data destruction.
  • ISO9001 Certification: This certification demonstrates our commitment to quality management and continuous improvement.
  • ISO14001 Certification: This certification reflects our dedication to environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Industry Experience

With over 25 years of experience in the secure destruction industry, DGD Shredding has established itself as a trusted leader in data protection services. We are proud to partner with businesses and organisations of all sizes to help them comply with GDPR regulations and safeguard their confidential information.

Secure Your Data, Protect Your Privacy

By partnering with DGD Shredding, you can rest assured that your confidential information is in safe hands. Our comprehensive data destruction services, coupled with our industry certifications and extensive experience, make us the trusted choice for businesses and individuals seeking to protect their data.

Contact us today

DGD Shredding offers flexible shredding and destruction solutions. Contact our sales team today on 1800 491 333 or to discuss your secure destruction requirements. Our fully trained representatives will talk you through the different options we offer to suit your business needs.

We believe we offer the best value on the market and our cost-effective solutions do not compromise on compliance.

“We make it our business to make sure no one knows yours!”

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