What’s obvious to some may be overlooked by others: working with sensitive documents requires an effective method of data destruction. More often than you might expect, we at Arroyo Research Services have to destroy confidential hard copy data. We specify how we do so in our Data Confidentiality Plan, but that section is really a secret test for our clients: if they read that part, they will surely ask about it! The Texas Education Agency, for instance, never commented on this line in a Data Destruction Report:
“Shredded using FELLOWES PS-10CS CROSS-CUT SHREDDER, (5/32″ W x 1 1/2” L, rated Security Level 3 for confidential personal and business documents) and composted on premises using red wigglers.”
Really? you ask. How does that work? And is it secure? It is, it is all on site, and it’s pretty simple: Shred. Bed. Red.
P.S. For really important documents (or unworthy drafts), we reserve our ultimate secret weapon: ToBe the Super Shredder. We think your data is safe!