• DiskShred partaking in series of paper and electronic disposal events to help companies get GDPR ready
  • Three upcoming events in Dublin (23rd May) and Cork (24th May) with future dates and venues to be announced
  • Free shredding of up to 10 bags of paper and 10 electronic devices available for all companies attending

DiskShred, Ireland’s leading on-site shredding provider, in association with the Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA), local enterprise boards and councils, today announces that it will run a series of free shredding days across Ireland to help organisations prepare for GDPR. DiskShred 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. Additional future shredding events will be confirmed 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

About DiskShred

DiskShred provides a secure on-site IT shredding service to the most sesecurity-consciousompanies. Ranked among the top seven companies audited by global standards agency ADISA, DiskShred is renowned for the security and quality of its data handling processes. It is the only IT shredding company to provide serial number scanning, asset reporting and searchable video evidence of destruction, allowing for a 100% tamper-proof data-handling trail. All of DiskShred’s staff are security cleared, and the company undergoes regular security, operational and forensic audits to maintain 11 international security and quality certifications. www.diskshred.eu

About Irish Security Industry Association

The Irish Security Industry Association has been representing the needs of the private security industry for over 45 years, since our foundation in 1972. We are the only trade association representing the full spectrum of companies in the private security industry. Our members range from small to medium Irish indigenous companies to large multinationals who provide security services in a variety of areas. http://www.isia.ie


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