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One small mistake could result in a hefty fine and a damaged reputation

With GDPR in full force, your organisation cannot afford to take risks with personal data and confidential information.

The multi-million pound penalties for non-compliance of the new legislation are damaging enough, but there could be even more serious consequences on your company’s reputation.

In fact, when confidential material falls into the wrong hands, the damage incurred can often be irreparable. It's time to be serious about data protection.



Protect your printed information

It's not secure until it's shredded!


Every organisation has a legal responsibility to safeguard sensitive information and dispose of confidential material securely. The organisation is also responsible for any confidential material that's taken outside its premises by any of its employees. This includes both hard copy documents and anything that can be viewed on a computer, laptop or mobile device.

Despite increased awareness of identity fraud over the last few years, the crime is still growing at an alarming rate in the UK. And, because we deal with so many pieces of information on a daily basis, we’re all at risk – individuals and organisations alike.

A discarded bank statement, or a snippet of payroll information or a crumpled customer proposal could be all a criminal needs to cause irreparable damage to you and your business.


Being careless is costly


• 51% believe that hybrid working may have increased the amount of sensitive information being lost or in breach of GDPR rules

• 49% have seen people leave confidential work-related documents unattended

• One in four say they do not follow their organisations GDPR policy, do not know of one, or cannot remember the details.

• 70% of all respondents have either taken printed work documents home, printed documents at home, or both.
Of these, 47% say they do not shred these after finishing with them, instead:

• 15% tear them a few times and throw them in the bin

• 13% throw them in the recycling bin as they are

• 13% tear them a few times and throw them in the recycling bin

• 6% throw them in the bin as they are


Shredding is the best way to securely destroy confidential documents for the protection of sensitive business information and personal identities.

Discover the world’s toughest shredders for commercial and personal use here.


Protect your printed information

Protect your on-screen information

Anyone who works with sensitive information on their computer or laptop is at risk from prying eyes – especially when working in open plan offices or public places.

‘Shoulder Surfing,’ as it has become known, is a growing form of identity theft whereby private information is viewed or even photographed over the shoulder of anyone using a screen.

Anyone who works with sensitive information on their computer or laptop is at risk from prying eyes – especially when working in open plan offices or public places.

‘Shoulder Surfing,’ as it has become known, is a growing form of identity theft whereby private information is viewed or even photographed over the shoulder of anyone using a screen.


Are you leaving yourself exposed?


• Nearly 75% of office workers shoulder surf their neighbours when travelling to and from work4

• 54% of office workers feel it’s easy for others to view their screens5

4. European Association for Visual Data Security 2013 | 5. Loran Privacy Study, commissioned by Fellowes 2014

Work securely, everywhere you work


Now you can protect your intellectual property, simply and easily. Fellowes PrivaScreen Blackout Privacy Filters black out the screen from the side view to protect your privacy, while maintaining a crystal clear screen straight-on.

Discover how to keep sensitive information out of sight with PrivaScreen™ Blackout Privacy Filters.

Our online tools help you to choose the right size filter.


Protect your on-screen information


Sensitive information audit

You have a duty to Keep It Confidential by ensuring:


• The safe and secure destruction of confidential printed documents

• The protection of sensitive on-screen information

Learn how securely your organisation is working by taking the Sensitive Information Audit. Download details here.



Sensitive information audit