World Privacy Day 2022 – stay in control of your data


World Privacy Day 2022 – stay in control of your data

The 28th January 2022 marks World Data Privacy Day, which aims to remind us the importance of keeping our personal data private and protected from mis-use. We often don’t even think about how, when and where we share or dispose of our data until we discover it has been compromised. World Data Privacy Day encourages us to start the year prioritising the safeguarding of our private information to prevent it from getting into the wrong hands.

Working from home has increased our risk of fraud and data misuse as data privacy is not always at the forefront of our minds. However, taking measures to keep our data secure has never been more important. And it is not just our own personal data we have to protect as certain job roles and industries, such as accountancy and insurance, regularly handle sensitive data and must comply with GDPR data privacy laws. GDPR sets out strict guidelines on the way we use, process and store an individual’s information, both digitally and on paper. Whether working from home or in the office, we must be able to provide evidence that the correct GDPR protocols are in place.

While there are many hints and tips for managing our digital data, the move towards a paperless world has meant that paperwork is often ignored. Disposing of paper documents safely and securely is just as important as managing passwords and updating privacy preferences. Leitz IQ Protect Premium Shredders will effortlessly shred all confidential paper documents such as bank statements and invoices, allowing sensitive data to be securely disposed from the comfort of your own home. Receiving the RedDot Design Award in 2021 for their innovative features and modern design, these super-quiet shredders allow you to carry on with your daily tasks and will not interrupt your calls or concentration while you shred. The compact size and modern design allow them to be placed in any room in the house or neatly under an office desk.

For higher volume shredding in the office, Leitz IQ AutoFeed shredders are a more efficient way to shred, helping to quickly cut down on unwanted office documents and fulfil GDPR requirements. The user simply has to insert their paper stack, close the lid and walk away. The range caters for light, medium and heavy shredding needs, shredding from 100 sheets up to 600 sheets in one go. All models include many state-of-the-art features, such as the unique clean emptying facility, infra-red ‘bin full’ sensor, anti-jam technologyand an ECO sleep mode. They even have the ability to cut through paper clips, staples and credit cards, freeing up even more time in your day.

And not forgetting the bestselling range of Leitz IQ Manual Shredders, which are designed for use both in the office and at home. With premium features such as anti-jam technology and long run times, they quietly protect your data without disturbing your day. Leitz IQ Manual Shredders can shred up to 20 sheets at a time, including paper clips and staples, and offer cross cut and micro cut options for high levels of protection. With 8 models to choose from, you can find the ideal size and security level for your shredding needs.

World Privacy Day 2022 highlights the importance of protecting sensitive data whether at home or in the office. Leitz IQ Shredders enable you to efficiently dispose of both personal and business documents, while giving  peace of mind that all data remains secure.