…and Possible Solutions
What is waste nowadays? Well, waste is not simply rubbish, that’s for sure. Waste is one of the hot issues of the day, whether we are talking about household waste and the recycling of it, whether we talk about nuclear waste and the risky consequences of not being handled with very special care, or whether we are dealing with economic waste and the reduction of it, especially in the context of current economic crisis.
Recycling seems to be top of the list when it comes to priorities and possible solutions that could impose themselves over waste. Recycling involves the transformation and reuse of already used material – be it raw material or not. But what if recycling would be applied in the reuse of already used information? What if some – by thinking recycling-wise – would try to build their kingdom on already thrown away data?
If so, this is when the term of confidential waste comes into the discussion. Handling with care confidential waste can become a priority for many businesses, if the philosophy of recycling gets too much rooted in the minds and intentions of competitors. It would mean that the confidential waste produced by your own company would become the fertile ground of competitors, who would even use whatever might be strictly confidential for you in their own advantage, for increasing their own profits and benefits. And this is how the philosophy of recycling could lose its ethical ground and become its opposite. Also, by comparison, your own confidential waste not handled with care can become as dangerous to your business’s well being as nuclear waste can be to the planet, despite nuclear power having been so useful.
But is there any solution to avoid or diminish at maximum any risk for a disaster? Well, there might be. Just as handling with care and attention the nuclear waste so that it not to produce a disaster to the whole humanity, handling with care and maximum of attention the confidential waste produced by your company could also impose itself as the most proper of even only existing solution at the moment. Also, as there are specialized organisms handling very dangerous waste, there are also specialists in handling whatever is to be considered confidential waste, so that it won’t turn against the well being of the organism or enterprise that produced it in the first place.
Back in the old days, when businesses still existed and confidentiality was an issue as well, papers and documents containing information that could have been harmful for one party or another used to be thorn apart before being thrown away. Based on that example, shredding services have been invented to insure the proper handling of that data that should and must disappear.
It is absolutely necessary to make use of such shredding services for the sake of the health of the business you might be running. The bad news today is that the software to manage to put back thorn apart documents has already been invented. Therefore, information that you might consider destroyed and long gone already might be recreated by use of specialized software. Therefore, there is the urgent need to rely upon some experts that could do the job properly.
Moreover, in case you do care not only for the well being of your own business, but also for the well being of the environment, you should then also think about some specialized companies that can handle the informational waste with care, but also the physical waste with proper consideration. This involved to contract the services of those companies who could actually guarantee, on the one hand, the fact that the confidential data would not be ‘recycled’, but, on the other hand, the fact that the physical support upon which this data had been inscribed – be it paper of plastic – could be recycled, for the benefit of the whole planet and the protection of the natural environment.
Given the complex relationship between waste and recycling – be it confidential or not, be it well-intended or not – we then need to conclude that proper care and attention will always be the best guards to prevent a possible disaster. Take care!