It is Privacy Awareness Week this week, where organisations and companies around the globe focus on improving awareness of privacy, and protecting personal information. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to help ensure privacy is to have all your old and archived business documents and records securely shredded.
Make sure that when you choose a company to provide secure document destruction, that they are certified by an international association such as NAID, and that they provide you with a Certificate of Destruction. This certificate is important, especially to larger businesses and organisations, and helps to you to prove that you are protecting sensitive information if you are ever audited.
Australian privacy bodies which are part of Privacy Awareness Week are