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