GDPR 5 Years On. Make Sure You’re Still Complying

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced in May 2018 to regulate data protection and privacy across Europe.

At Lyreco UK & Ireland, we understand how important it is for businesses to comply with the GDPR if they are to avoid hefty fines. And that’s one of the reasons why we work so closely with Fellowes, the manufacturer of specialist GDPR products such as paper shredders, computer screen privacy filters and Bankers Box storage solutions.

Let’s start by explaining what GDPR compliance means.

Put simply, it refers to the process of ensuring that your organisation complies with the GDPR regulations that were introduced by the European Parliament five years ago. The GDPR gives individuals more control over their personal information and ensures that companies and organisations are taking appropriate measures to securely protecting this sensitive information no matter where their employees are working – in the office, at home or somewhere in between.

DID YOU KNOW? 70% of workers have either taken printed documents home or printed them at home – or both*

Non-compliance with GDPR regulations can result in severe penalties. If your organisation is found to be in breach of the GDPR, it could be fined 4% of its annual global turnover or 20 million euros (whichever is greater). This is where Fellowes comes in.

As makers of the world’s toughest shredders, safety, security and maximum productivity have always been top of mind when designing and engineering each machine.

In Fellowes’ line of mini-cut and micro-cut shredders, you can be assured that every single sheet you feed into the machine will be reduced to 1000s of unreadable particles. And those of you with stacks and stacks to shred, will find the perfect solution in a heavy-duty commercial shredder or an auto feed machine, where you simply load a stack of sheets into the tray, press play and walk away.

Fellowes provides a range of solutions to help UK and Irish companies achieve GDPR compliance.

Their products are designed to protect your data and privacy while ensuring that you can continue to conduct business as usual. Fellowes is the name behind a wide range of products that support the protection of sensitive information, including data security, privacy, and document security.

DID YOU KNOW? 47% of employees don’t shred work documents after finishing with them*

As an approved supplier of Fellowes products – including a full line of paper shredders for home, office and inter-departmental use – we can help your organisation comply with the GDPR.

By implementing appropriate measures to protect your employees and customers’ personal information, you can reduce the chances of a breach occurring in the first place. This will help to ensure that your organisation maintains its reputation as a trusted provider of services or products and builds trust with customers who share their private data with you.

As experts in product solutions for GDPR, Lyreco UK & Ireland can help you to be GDPR compliant with a specialist range of solutions for data protection, privacy, and document security.

Please contact us today to learn how we can help you to keep everything confidential.