Serious breaches of Data Protection – Official Research

security document shredding PaperBeing a member of the National Association of Information Destruction – Europe (NAID) has the advantage of receiving updates as to the anticipated changes in trends and pricing in our industry.  Indeed only in February 2012 did NAID Europe do research on companies in the EU and found that:

The proper destruction of discarded information remains one of the most neglected and underappreciated area of data protection.  While organisations make strides to better protect personal information during its useful life, the higher level of care often evaporates when it comes time to discard it
In Madrid…100% of the commercial bins subject to random analysis contained personal information; intact and easily retrievable
(Data Disposal Attitudes and Practices (2010-2011)” NAID – Europe, Feb. 2012)


As data protection receives greater levels of enforcement the industry is set to continue to grow. While pricing in the current environment is of most importance, security and safe destruction by shredding is of crucial importance to our customers.  M1 Documents provides this value for money aspect while maintaining our quality assurance standards.  This is why we are registered with the Data Protection Commissioner as a Data Processor – is your confidential shredding provider registered?

For further information on our confidential shredding services, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 042 97 43040 (ROI) 028 30886597 (NI)


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