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why shred side imageWhy Shred? It’s the Law!

Confidential document shredding is no longer by choice. Given recent legislation such as:

Document Shredding Laws:

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB)
  • The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
  • Federal Privacy Act of 1974
  • Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA)

Many businesses are required to protect sensitive customer information from getting into the wrong hands. If you keep records of personal information that include Social Security numbers, credit card information, date of birth, medical, psychological or dental history, you must destroy these documents in a safe and secure manner when they are no longer needed.

Shredding is good for your customer relationship.

Do you tell your customers that you keep their information private? If you don’t, you risk losing them, and if you do, you have to honor that promise. Failure to do so by negligent handling of customer information could constitute a breach of contract, a breach of warranty, and customers may have actions in tort for negligent misrepresentation.

According to an FBI report, identity theft related crimes account for over 2 billion dollars in annual corporate losses. Our on-site shredding service is one prudent step to help safeguard customer information.

Document Shredding is a Smart Business Practice.

Besides your customer information, paper you throw away in the trash may be subject to competitive dumpster diving from people interested in your business activity information. Their interest is not limited to the following:

  • Customer/Prospect mailing lists
  • Research & Development Data
  • Negotiable Documents Contracts
  • Sales Forecasts and Budget Data
  • Accounting / Payroll / Personnel Records
  • Confidential Letters and Memos
  • Business Plans / Financial Reports
  • Labor Estimates, Bids and Quotations
  • Production, Inventory or Funnel Reports
  • Expense eports
  • Credit Cards and Cancelled Checks
  • Bank and Security Holding Statements
  • Copy Machine Rejects/Excess
  • Medical Information
  • Computer Tape and more…

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