The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) brings in much stricter rules around the use and protection of individual’s personal data.
When you’re doing your data landscaping exercise and assessing your data processing activities, make sure you create a plan to deal with the personal information contained on your card printer ribbon.
We can securely shred your old printer ribbon for free whenever you buy a new ribbon from us.
If you currently print your own ID cards, membership cards or other plastic cards using a plastic card printer, you might not realise that all of the personal data printed on your cards remains imprinted on the ribbon.
Which means anyone picking up the used ribbon after its been discarded would be able to retrieve all the information of your card holders. And that constitutes a data breach.
Anyone that buys a new card printer ribbon from The Card Network is eligible to use our ribbon shredding service for the disposal of their old ribbon.
How to use our ribbon shredding service
Once you have bought a new printer ribbon from us, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting your order number and advise that you wish us to shred your existing printer ribbon. Please mark ‘Ribbon Shredding’ as the subject of the email.
We will then email you a form to complete and send back with your used printer ribbon. The form will ask you if you wish to receive confirmation when the ribbon has been securely shredded.
Post the form and the ribbon to us at:
Production Department (Ribbon Shredding), The Card Network, Network House, St Ives Way, Sandycroft CH5 2QS.
Or you could invest in a plastic card printer that does the job for you
If you’re in the market for a new plastic card printer and GDPR is high up on your corporate agenda, buying a printer that automatically scrambles the printer ribbon is the ultimate in data security. Read more here
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