European DIN level 3

Classified as confidential medium-security, this is the minimum level for disposing of highly personal documents. It is the recommended minimum level security level for sensitive business information such as customer information, accounts and marketing data, draft plans and personnel records.

European DIN level 2

This is the minimum security level for personal use to dispose of more sensitive items such as credit card and bank statements, utility bills etc. It is the minimum security level for any kind of general use in a business or company.

European DIN level 1

Only suitable for low-level personal items such as general paperwork and low-sensitivity domestic or household documents. It is not suitable for information that may contain bank account details or passwords and so on.

Examples of shredded material

Shown below are level 1 at the top and level 3 at the bottom:

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