NEW - Importance of Data Destruction Video for Customer Compliance

14th May 2013

Standards are essential in a time of reducing costs, which could lead to customers confidential information and integrity being compromised

 

The Information Destruction Section of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) held the premiere of its first official promotional video at IFSEC International yesterday, showcasing the vital role that professional information destruction plays in today's society. 

 

Failure to destroy confidential information efficiently can have far-reaching implications for both individuals and businesses, should the information fall into the wrong hands. Individual's credit scores can be seriously damaged, and organisations risk huge financial and reputational losses. In fact, recent research by accountancy firm KPMG revealed a surprising rise in identity fraud throughout 2012, with the cost of this crime more than doubling in value to a startling £26.3m.

 

Sector specific BSIA research has also revealed some startling statistics. According to a recent BSIA survey which questioned key workers in the healthcare sector - including consultants, doctors, senior managers, facilities managers and IT managers - one in four healthcare professionals reported that their organisation had been the subject of some form of data breach.

 

Last year, a survey of educational professionals found that 79% of respondents believed that the threat posed by lost or inadequately disposed of data had either increased or stayed the same over the previous 12 months. To add to this, only 34% of schools confirmed that they were using a professional company to oversee the destruction of their confidential data.

 

These figures show that there is no room for complacency in any sector when it comes to information destruction, and the BSIA's new video serves to inform decision makers of the responsibilities they have when it comes to selecting an information destruction provider.

 

Perrys Recycling are founder members of the BSIA Information Destruction Section, providing security destruction services to customers for over 50 years.


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