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Information Destruction

The BSIA Information Destruction (ID) Section consists of companies that securely destroy a range of confidential information, including paper, DVDs and computer hard-drives. The section also destroys items that could potentially cause problems if they fall into the wrong hands, such as branded products and uniforms.

The section highlights the importance of information destruction for businesses and the benefits of using a quality supplier. With identity fraud rising, sensitive information and data needs to be destroyed properly otherwise confidential details can be put at risk. 

The ID section’s work is particularly relevant to the Data Protection Act. Every Data Controller using an information destruction company is required to choose a supplier which provides sufficient guarantees of security measures, including destruction being carried out under contract and evidenced in writing. All BSIA Information Destruction companies offer this quality guarantee.

Section members work to a European Standard for the secure destruction of confidential material (EN 15713) as part of their ISO 9001:2008 inspection.

Case Studies

Find out how BSIA members have successfully delivered Information Destruction solutions to a range of customers. View the latest Information Destruction Case Studies

Information Destruction Guidance

The BSIA produces a wide range of guidance for buyers and installers of Information Destruction solutions, as well as industry practitioners. Download the latest BSIA Information Destruction publications.

Joining the ID Section

Thinking of joining the BSIA's Information Destruction Section? Find out more about the criteria you'll need to meet.

Adam Chandler: Section Chairman


Adam has worked in the security shredding industry for more than 10 years and is currently a Director of Shred-on-Site Limited.