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Published on 07 January 2015
The EU has caused international outrage, and been left red-faced, after a leaked document has revealed worrying news regarding changes to their proposed Clean Air and Recycling Laws.
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24 December 2014:  EU DATA PROTECTION REFORM
Every two days we create more data than we did from the dawn of civilisation until 2003. Businesses use this data, and with new laws proposed by the European Commission to come into force in 2017, will make sure that they are responsible for that data and how they handle it. These changes, such as raising the bar for compliance much higher, and fines of up to 5% of global annual turnover, impose significant burdens on businesses, and there will be a fight to make the necessary changes to become compliant.
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08 December 2014:  EU DATA PROTECTION REFORM
Every two days we create more data than we did from the dawn of civilisation until 2003. Businesses use this data, and with new laws proposed by the European Commission to come into force in 2017, will make sure that they are responsible for that data and how they handle it. These changes, such as raising the bar for compliance much higher, and fines of up to 5% of global annual turnover, impose significant burdens on businesses, and there will be a fight to make the necessary changes to become compliant.
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In 2014 we find ourselves regularly being bombarded by news and stories regarding the damaging environmental impacts we are having on the world. On top of this many businesses come under fire for contributing to these issues, leaving negative impressions on local communities and potential investors, as people look for somebody to blame.
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Recent research by Coca Cola and the University of Exeter released in March, suggests that not enough recycling is happening in homes. Government, industry and consumers in the developed world have known about the financial and environmental benefits of recycling for well over a generation, but it’s not something that everyone does.
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a public warning to solicitors and barristers after a string of data breaches in the legal profession. It stated that more needs to be done to ensure client information is kept safe.
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Recently, the topic of data shredding and confidentiality has graced our headlines for both positive and negative reasons. Unfortunately, it seems it is once again featuring in the news, this time with negative pretexts. Even though more and more countries, businesses and individuals are becoming aware of the importance of recycling, alarmingly, the significance of shredding confidential and important data once finished with, does not seem to have quite yet hit home.
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Recycling has appeared in one form or another for thousands of years, early examples date back even as far as 400 BC. Through the years, recycling has played a huge role in day-to-day life the world over from the use of dust and ash in brick making to the strict recycling regimes throughout the war, our ancestors were no strangers to the importance of recycling, though now we do so for more than just a waste-not-want-not purposes.
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As a business you have a legal obligation to ensure that confidential information relating to your customers, patients or employees does not enter the public domain. This means that it is incredibly important that you ensure private details remain confidential, and that any shredding you perform complies with these responsibilities. Here are some tips to ensure that your company fulfils its duty.
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One of the UK’s biggest bin collectors has predicted that Britain’s recycling rate is falling, which could mean that Britain will miss those all important EU targets and face some hefty fines
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1,276,800 Combinations Per Page: Piecing Together Shredded Documents One question that we’re often asked is: just how safe is it to shred documents and why is it safer than throwing paper away? This is an incredibly complex question and one that is hard to answer in a couple of sentences but, here are the facts behind why it is safe. The numbers are staggering.
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