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Summer shredding offers for schools

Date: 2015-06-10

We know that the end of the academic year is a busy time in schools and colleges. Although taking time out to safely destroy documents is necessary for data protection compliance, it's a time consuming task that many schools could do without. That's why Russell Richardson are offering schools and colleges 20% off any secure shredding and recycling service for the rest of this term. 

With the amounts of personal data and information being held by schools, colleges and universities increasing, the ability to ensure its safety is coming under growing scrutiny. With legislation tightening and penalties increasing, Russell Richardson are available to help at this crucial time. Experts in document management and confidential waste disposal, Russell Richardson have been shredding for the education sector for 37 years.

Under the Data Protection Act, schools are their own data controllers and are responsible for registering individually with the ICO as well as complying with the eight principles of the Act and using, storing, destroying and protecting data, as appropriate.

The Data Protection Act covers manual (paper) records as well as those held electronically. That's why Russell Richardson offer a comprehensive range solutions, making us a flexible 'one-stop shop' and our end of term offer for schools includes IT recycling, collections of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and media shredding. 

For further advice on compliance, the ICO report on data protection in schools can be downloaded from the website here.

For a no-obligation quote or more information on Russell Richardson’s summer offer for schools, contact Kelly on 0800 294 6996.