GDPR – How iWaste Can Help

by | Apr 18, 2018 | Company News, Services

From May 25th, 2018, the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) are changing. Companies must ensure they are making amendments to accommodate this. Here’s how iWaste can help…

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations, which were created by the EU to replace the current Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. The regulation covers a wide amount of increased penalties, right to access, the importance of a Data Protection Officer and more. Being a regulation means it is a legislative act which is compulsory for all to follow.

How does this affect me?

Each company will need to follow the updates by transforming internal procedures, an example of this is; appointing a Data Protection Officer to oversee all policies which are put into place. The key changes relate to Personal Data. It is essential that companies prepare prior to May 25th as the penalties come into effect immediately. Businesses will need to assess their current procedures and make changes which they can present to show they are compliant.

What can I do?

There are a few initial steps you can take to start you off, these are:

  • Complete an internal assessment of your current policies and procedures
  • Document what changes you plan to make and how you intend to do so
  • Destroy or securely archive any old data which is unused
  • Put procedures in place which ensures you are compliant.

How can iWaste help me?

iWaste has already updated its internal regulations to ensure we are prepared and ready for the changes.

This means we’re ready to assist our customers with WEEE and electrical waste disposal, especially when it comes to secure data destruction.

We offer a variety of services to help you comply with the new regulations:

  • Secure destruction of hard drives
  • Full asset listing and Certificate of Destruction
  • Traceable records
  • Convenient lockable bins or roll cages on your site
  • Items for destruction are separated during transit and securely stored onsite as soon as it arrives back
  • All secure items are destroyed within 24 working hours
  • Fully tracked vehicles.

Why iWaste?

With over 20 years’ experience in the waste electronics industry, the iWaste team has provided secure destruction services across every industry type in the United Kingdom.

Our staff and facility operate at the accreditation standards, holding full AATF (Approved & Authorised Treatment Facility) status. All certifications can be found on our website as proof of our legitimacy and position as one of the UK’s most forward-thinking electrical and electronic waste companies.

We are also compliant with various schemes such as ICO and SafeContractor.

iWaste Secure Destruction Services

Secure Hard Drive Bin

On & Offsite Destruction

Full Certificates of Destruction

WEEE Roll Cage

Crushed HDDs

Contact us for free, no-obligation advice

If you would like to hear further information or have any queries, please call and speak to a member of our team on 0330 1200 250 or email: hello@iwaste.co.uk

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