Data Protection Day Free Confidential Shred Event

data protection shredding

The Southern Region Waste Management Office, Limerick local authorities and Security in Shredding wish to offer this unique shredding and recycling service to the public at this special event on 28th January. The Free Shredding event will encourage the public to dispose of their private and personal documents appropriately. Such documents can include bank statements, bills, receipts and identification – all paper-based items that display a name and address. The event will help people understand the importance of destroying and disposing of their confidential data whilst reducing the volume of paper reaching landfill.


At Security in Shredding we are aware of the risks people are open to in relation to their personal data. Data Protection concerns and issues are forever present in all of our lives, at work, in the health field, in relations with public authorities, when purchasing goods and services, when travelling or simply surfing the internet. With this in mind Security in Shredding is providing their high security shredding technologies free of charge for the general public and small businesses to avail of and in turn they will receive free information in relation to Data Protection in order to increase awareness and decrease cases of data breaches and identity theft.

For Whom?

The aim of this “Free Confidential Shredding Event” on Data Protection Day is to provide members of the general public and employers within small businesses with an expert professional service free of charge in addition to receiving information to help understand what personal data is collected and processed and what their rights are with respect to this processing. In addition to highlighting high risks of data breaches in hard paper form from a household and a business, for example this could be simply disposing of waste paper containing confidential information in a recycling bin to enter the recycling process directly and not being destroyed appropriately first.

By having private and personal documents destroyed appropriately, people can accomplish the following:

  • Prevent information leaks and breaches of security
  • Reduce the risk of identity theft
  • Reduce the risk of information recovery
  • Use an affordable and cost-effective service
  • Reduce the volume of paper reaching the landfill

At the “Free Shredding Event”, Security in Shredding whom are experts in their field, will be providing this high quality, efficient, on-site and extremely secure shredding service to the public completely free of charge. Representatives from the company will be on-site to provide information regarding Data Protection and Data Protection Day. So all the public have to do is bring along their confidential paper waste (up to a maximum of 2 refuse sacks per person) to the Mungret Recycling Centre on Tuesday January 28th. The centre is open from 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4.45pm. There will be no charge for security shredding at this event. It is hoped the event will raise awareness about the importance of data protection, disposal and recycling.

Data Protection Information

When you give your personal details to an organisation or individual, they have a duty to keep these details private and safe. This process is known as data protection.

Organisations or individuals who control the contents and use of your personal details are known as ‘data controllers’.

Under data protection law, you have rights regarding the use of personal details (Data) and data controllers have certain responsibilities in how they handle this information.

Obligations of Employers

  • Data must be processed fairly
  • Be accurate
  • Be up to date
  • Kept no longer than is necessary

Data Subject Rights Overview (Employee Rights)

  • He/She is entitled to know what personal data is held about him/her
  • Has the right to have it amended/corrected/deleted
  • To be aware of to whom the data is disclosed
  • The right to be informed of data being kept on them

When do these rights apply?

You have the right to data protection when your details are:

  • Held on a computer;
  • Held on paper or other manual form as part of a filing system;
  • Made up of photographs or video recordings of your image or recordings of your voice.

The aim of these rights is to make sure that information stored about you is:

  • Factually correct
  • Only available to those who should have it
  • Only utilised for stated purposes

What is freedom of information?

The Freedom of Information Acts grant every person a right, subject to certain restrictions, to access information held by Government Departments, agencies and other designated bodies in receipt of State funding. The FOI Acts also allow for persons to seek access to their own data held by such bodies

For Further Information contact:

Security in Shredding, Albert Kelly 087 9851624

Southern Region Waste Management Office, Pauline McDonogh 087 2755538

Specialising in secure confidential document shredding services with a reputation for exceptional security, customer service. Delivering value for money and the utilisation of leading technology compliant to the highest security standards within the industry.