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Hotel chain solidifies GDPR compliance with new data protection processes

Village Hotel Club chooses Shred-it to securely destroy sensitive guest and business information, effecting a staff data protection culture change

Village Hotel Club has chosen Shred-it to help reinvigorate its information security processes. Shred-it, one of the UK’s leading information security companies and a Stericycle solution, will help the company improve its data protection methods and provide support on its journey towards GDPR compliance.

Research has indicated that the hospitality sector accounts for 12% of all global breaches, 28% of which are caused by employee error or negligence. Hotels process and store a vast amount of sensitive data, making them a major target for malicious threat actors.

A hotel-wide audit found that each of the group’s 30 properties used a different system for data storage and disposal. Shred-it’s secure information disposal services were identified as the most reliable, flexible and cost-effective solution, and each hotel now has regular console collections in addition to making use of the ad hoc shredding service for extensive data and paper clear outs.

Shred-it’s services have also proven their worth for members of Village Hotel Club’s new VWorks co-working concept. With a 500-strong membership holding many critical business conversations and meetings, there was a concern that confidential documents could be left behind.

Ian Osborne, Vice President UK & Ireland for Shred-it, states, “The introduction of the GDPR has given many in the hospitality sector the perfect opportunity to review and improve their information disposal and destruction procedures. An important step in this process has been to train staff to recognise what constitutes sensitive information and how to store and dispose of it securely.”

To learn more about Shred-it’s partnership with Village Hotel Club, visit: https://www.shredit.co.uk/en-gb/village-hotels-use-shredit-for-data-protection


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