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British Security Industry Association Information

Paper Shredding Services are full members of the
British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

The BSIA provide a wealth of information for those in the security industry (which includes shredding companies) and users of the security industry’s services about the full range of security related services available in the UK as well as guides on National and European legislation. The following documents relate to information destruction and are available as free downloads at the BSIA website.

Information Destruction Retention of Documents Guide (PDF)
A best practice document covering the basics of records management with a view to preventing identity fraud and Corporate identity theft.

Information Destruction Code of Ethics (PDF)
Detailed information to help safeguard the interest of customers in the UK for information destruction services provided by BSIA members.

Information Destruction Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Including information about why you should use an information destruction (ID) company and how to choose one, the importance of data destruction and ID company inspection standards.

Information Destruction EN15713:2009 Guide (PDF)
Companies that don’t keep their confidential data safe can face financial penalties under legislation. This guide explains the legislation and gives tips on best practice on how to protect confidential data, including customer’s personal details, employee records and finance and accounts.

Data Protection Act for users of Information Destruction Services – a Guide (PDF)
A guide for end-users to understanding the Data Protection Act 1998 in the context of the destruction of personal data.

Security Waste Audit (PDF)
Focussing mostly on information destruction, the Security Waste Audit helps businesses assess their confidential waste procedures and whether they need a review.

Why use EN15713:2009–compliant information destruction companies (PDF)
Written for customers and clients of information destruction companies, this guide covers what the
EN15713:2009 standard encompasses and why it is important to establish whether a security provider complies to it when procuring information destruction products or services.

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