Why paper survives in a digital age

If you thought we were living in a post-paper world, think again. Printed documents are still a big part of our business and personal lives and it looks like they will be for some time to come.

The main reason paper continues to be so popular is clear: for all its advantages, on-screen presentation of information still can’t match printed paper documents when it comes to readability.

A recent US survey revealed that 70% of consumers would rather manage their finances using printed documents, while 65% prefer to receive both digital and printed versions of documents.

The kind of documents we tend to receive and store in printed form often contain highly sensitive private information. For example:

  • bank account statements
  • credit card statements
  • driver’s licence renewals
  • insurance policies
  • council rates
  • details of shareholdings
  • expired passports

The details contained in such documents are exactly the kind of information identity thieves seek out. To that list, you can also add printed photos. After all, a person’s image is a vital part of their identity and definitely on the theft wish-list.

To safeguard your privacy and that of your customers, it’s vital that such sensitive material is properly stored and completely securely destroyed when it is no longer needed.

Australian Document Shredding Service has the experience and know-how to ensure that your sensitive paper documents never fall into the wrong hands. We supply lockable security bins to meet the requirements of organisations of all sizes. Simply fill the bins and we’ll pick it up and handle the document disposal. Our Certificate of Destruction is your guarantee that all sensitive data has been completely erased.

Find out more about our services or book a bin by phoning us today on 1800 001 008.