All companies with employees must now by law be registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
You have full responsibility for your confidential information until it has been completely destroyed.
Irrelevant of age, all confidential unused files must be securely destroyed.
Severe penalties (of up to £500,000) can now be imposed upon companies and their directors for any confidential or sensitive material found by an outside party.
Even a memo with a name and phone number is now considered confidential.
Just some of the records now considered confidential are:-
Internal Memo's Quotations Financial Records
Employee Records Client Files Correspondence
Payroll Records Medical Records Legal Records
Tachographs Hard Drives